Gregg- I was the guy in red board shorts riding the blue hard tail. I drove there in a black Jeep Comanche with a topper and had my bike in the back on top of all sorts of junk
I was the only one who rode with Wes and his wife after lunch.
Regarding the injury during class:
Wes laid out a pair of logs that ranged from 8-12" in diameter off to the side of the trail (where the ground was softer), while his wife laid out a log about 6" in diameter across the trail. The man attempted the largest log, but pulled a wheelie too soon and came down on the front side of the log, leaning forward over the tire. The bike stopped and spun and he came down pretty hard. Wes was there, and made sure he checked himself well before getting up. The guy thought he'd broken his clavical because he had hit his shoulder pretty hard and said he'd felt something move. However, the clavical wasn't broken and he said he really wasn't in much pain at all. He got back on his bike and (I think) started to ride with us to the next location, but changed his mind and turned around.
When I bunny-hopped the log I swear I felt both of my tires tap the top of it. These beasts we ride don't handle like the little BMXs I grew up on. The suspension seems to absorb a lot of the energy I'm trying to use to hop the bike with. I imagine the FS bike I've got coming will be worse about this, but the clipless setup should(!) compensate.
Hey... what's this about a video of MrSandPine? Is it hosted on YouTube or something?