Got on the 29er for the first time since January. It was glorious. I felt great. Afterward I stopped in the shop to talk about lowering the front end and I discovered a crack in the headtube. I immediately ordered a new bike. It's the same frame Ned won the SSWC with. Here's a little video of him talking about it.
I left the bike at the shop, hoping they'll put some extra energy into it. Photos will follow. Headed out for a long one, see you later.