I will get Jake, now 11, a bike and gear after the first of the year. I really appreciate all of you guys leading the way. I went down to Performance Cycle in Denver today and spent about $1700 on protective gear (Arai helmet, Sidi boots, Klim pants, Fox chest armor, a jersey, and service parts). It was expensive, but they were excellent and i highly recommend them as an alternative to trolling CL.
I'll see you on the trail soon.