Hot damn Dave! If I had the monies and talent I would build this bike for you! Not only because you chose a Big Honzo but Helado Effing Negro! Add the track "Invisible Heartbeat" to your list. Zombies probably have invisible heartbeats anyway, so really it's a super fit.
Night riding, to me is one of the greatest aspects of mountain biking. I love everything about it: the way it makes an old trail feel new, how everything sounds different at night, the solitude, the occasional eyes peering back out at you from the woods, the way the snow sparkles in the lights, the way my breath curls up on a cold, cold night, the colors of the sky in the dark and the gentle illumination the city gives to the bottom of the clouds. It's just totally magical. I don't night ride in the summer due to the long days, but I had my first night ride of the season last night. It was pouring rain to the point where the descent had sticks and leaves floating down the trail. My lights made the rain and accompanying visor splatter feel like hyperspace. My fingers were frozen. My feet felt like they were in icy swimming pools (5.10s don't drain well).
I laughed maniacally the entire time and got home to find my mud-splattered rosy cheeks in a permagrin. It is just most fun you can have on a bike. I'm right there with you.
Aw wow, Pete. This is really thoughtful. Thank you for the kind words and the long-time support.... especially since I made you and Cam eat all of the energy bars ever at Interbike and I never wrote a story about that. I love you guys!
Cam- I'm pretty sure you could just propose to share with the VanTan club. That way, instead of "rolling in and flashing your membership card," you could just roll in.. flash them.... and enjoy all of the benefits of being nekkid AND talking about bikes. Jack pot!