It was a beautiful day. The first one that we have had in quite a long time. The temperature was somewhere in the 60's, and the big bright glowing ball in the sky was shining brightly. We had just gotten the new Monty mod trials bike last week and had not had a chance to take it for a ride yet. The furthest it had gone was our driveway, so far. We decided to go play with both the trials bikes at Tanner Park and Beach, not far from our house. The new addition to the family. The Monty X Alp Magura mod trials bike: http://www.geocities.com/khsgrl/monty_mod.JPG The Nukeproof stock trials bike (with new Magura HS22's and longer stem): http://www.geocities.com/khsgrl/nukeproof_stock.JPG Both of them, quietly bonding: http://www.geocities.com/khsgrl/trialsbikes.JPG We played around in the parking lot and the bay docks for a while, getting a feel for the bikes. Jim plays with the Monty for a little bit: http://www.geocities.com/khsgrl/jim_monty1.JPG http://www.geocities.com/khsgrl/jim_monty2.JPG Carla overlooks the bay in a trackstand: http://www.geocities.com/khsgrl/bayoverlook.JPG We switched bikes a couple of times to try different things with them. Carla does a little ledge hop up with the Monty: http://www.geocities.com/khsgrl/ledgehopup.JPG Overall, both bikes felt fantastic. I love the ride of the new bike. Its so easy and light to throw around. I have a feeling I will be spending a lot of time with this puppy. The same goes for the stock bike, with the new brakes and stem, it felt like a completely different bike in how it handled and what you can do with it. We rode for a bit around the park, hitting little obstacles. The ride ended when I discovered that the crankarm on the Monty popped loose. Guess we forgot to check all the nuts and bolts before taking it out... We called it a day and went back home for some brews and a bbq'd cod fish dinner: http://www.geocities.com/khsgrl/beer.JPG http://www.geocities.com/khsgrl/cod.JPG - CA-G Canadian Girls Kick Ass!