About MeStarted riding mountain bikes in the spring of 89 in Tempe, Arizona. Have owned several hardtails, my longest and favorite being a Bomtrager Race Light. Made the move to full suspension with a Santa Cruz Blur in 2005 and also to the higher altitudes of Prescott. Last week got my new, custom built Ibis Ripley LS and have had two incredible rides so far. Have really enjoyed seeing the progression of suspension and component technology over the years and feel the results in my new ride. Simply amazing the new, longer and slacker frames versus what was available in the late 80's and early 90's.