The reactions to this story are interesting in that it seems accepted that F&G has the responsibility to "rescue" riders who have gotten stuck. Skip joked about F&G being the AAA of the woods, but there was a bit of truth there it seems.
I think there are about 33 CO's out in the six districts, not a lot of people to handle multiple jobs 24X7. We all should know our limitations, and the limitations of our equipment. Many times I've read the negative comments about a hiker who attempts to climb a mountain in winter without the proper equipment and clothing and expects a prompt rescue. Maybe these two riders should have considered their limitations prior to leaving a groomed trail.