I was back on my Salsa 29'er for the first time in a week last night and it was most excellent. I took my Blur to Fruita and yearned for the Salsa all weekend. I love my Blur and all and we have many fond memories together but the Salsa feels like it was made for me and all the stars align when I'm riding it. I got off of work too late to make it up to the Soldier Hollow race last night (I'm sure that will be the theme on Wednesday nights all summer) so I rode Pipeline from my house. Pipeline is open all the way up but if you are one of those unfortunate souls who need to ride pavement to the top forget it. The road is still buried in snow and will be for at least a couple more weeks. The good news is without the Shuttle Monkeys riding the trail the switchbacks just past elbow fork are still going to be buff for awhile. It feels like my climbing legs are starting to come around and I'm dying for some high alpine riding but I'm afraid that isn't going to be happening until at least late June.