2011 Felt Z52013 Felt Edict Nine
No fee, few riders, good climbs, no traffic, remote as all get-out (if you want to stay in touch, get a satellite phone), and no history, at least as far as the ride is concerned.
I don't want pictures, but I do want to know what that was about.
My Book: Drive, Ride, Repeat: The Mostly-True Account of a Cross-Country Car and Bicycle Adventure
Great pics. Too bad the frame was damaged but at least your friend wasn't seriously hurt and the frame looks like new.