We were all there, looking down into the passing flow of the river, very unsure of what it might do to you and what it might do to the bike. A newbie's first river crossing is normally a push through, feeling elated when arriving unscathed on the other side. I can proudly say that the newbie in this picture has progressed by leaps and bounds. Not only does water not scare her anymore, but also mud, deep sand and a hole in the tyre the size of her pinkie! Vote for her!