Other bike related thoughts: I'm considering buying some Crank Brothers Eggbeater pedals. I saw a lot of people out on the trail succeeding with them today. Also, I'm considering turning my old Cannondale into a single speed in stead of replacing the shifter mechanisms.
Hopefully, next weekend will be dry enough at LB Houston to take some n00bs out on the trail. It is still muddy from the last rains, and it's supposed to rain some this week, too. I owe c0ldgirl and my friend Chris a n00b day out on the trail, and OCNP is too harsh for the uninitiated. That leaves Rowlette Creek Preserve (loops 1-6) or LB Houston (whichever is dry). If Boulder trail is dry, they have 2 trails (difficult and easy). I've never been out there, but I'm game if all else is muddy.