thanks for that. I couldn't/didn't see your location on mobile. My mistake. it's probably really not the plane for me. I need something for two well fed adults, a dog, and probably a 2-3 person life raft and I don't think I can cram all that in an avid, but like the folding wings and this partially completed airframe was available and affordable, but as I mentioned it's gone now. I don't have a TW endorsement either, and getting that is a huge hassle when you're 260lb and all the TW airplanes are citabrias and none of the CFI's at 90lb little guys or women A pacer might be a good option but I don't want to leave one tied outside. Anyway, thanks for the kind offers and advice everyone.
Depends on where west, 45 miles almost puts you in Granby
edit: I see you're just past idaho springs, didn't see that on mobile. thanks for the offer but I think I'm going to move on to something that fits my mission better. I still love the avids and kitfox though. Wish I was about 5'10 and 180lb but I'm not.