By Gene Iley, Jr.What you should know before going riding with the wild and crazy people of the Northern Colorado Trail Riders. The first thing you should know is that when we ride we help one another when problems arise, whether that be a flat tire, a scrapped elbow, or difficulty riding over an obstacle. However, with that goodwill comes a responsibility to yourself and your fellow riders that you come prepared to ride. This includes both you and your bike being in good physical condition. It also includes carrying the appropriate gear and supplies for an all day ride. In blatant cases of being unprepared, you may find the ride leader asking you to not participate. For example, if I showed up with no helmet, no water, and no spark arrestor, none of the other ride leaders I know would allow me to ride with them. So, if you are wondering what it takes to ride with the good people of NCTR, read on.