well, i have a Giant VT-2 all-mtn. f/s bike, a K2 4000(f/s buddy bike). i also a K2 Razorback f/s XC race bike and a road bike that i both built.
i have an old hardtail that i use for a commuter bike.
i got the Razorback frame and suspension fork thru a grassroots racing program from K2. i got companies to give me pro deals on the components and put it together with help from a guy from REI. i then did some amateur races for a few years. but there's no Clydesdale division anymore, thanx to US Cycling getting involved. now it's all Cat divisions.
did the same with my road bike. got the frame and carbon fork as a Xmas gift and got the components thru Ebay, Craig's and local shops.
you know Ibis used to be near where i live.
isn't Ellsworth in Ariz. or New Mexico?
and hey, it doesn't get any easier as you get older. i'm 57 and it's getting harder and harder to get motivated.
i've had a few bad crashes on my Giant, lately and i'm losing my Mojo because of it. i'm finding myself hesitating in technical sections that i used to just bomb through.
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
'07 Roo 23SS pushing an '07 Chevy Avalanche
Equalizer WDH and Prodigy BC