Today I sold my beloved Specialized Epic Expert to a friend. I needed to make room for my new Open O-1.0, which arrives sometime next week. I have to admit that I'm a little sad. I've had some pretty memorable moments aboard this bike; rediscovering my love for mountain biking in New York, exploring my new home in San Francisco and the Marin Headlands, my first comeback race at the Sea Otter Classic (pictured above), and of course completing the Leadville Trail 100 in under nine hours. It's been an incredible bike, and I'm happy to see it go to a friend who'll have just as much fun as I did.