So I couldn't stand it anymore. Living in Colorado with no MTB was just too much. Also, with a child on the way I wanted something strong enough to tow a Burley kid trailer behind and hit some moderate single track here and there (no kid on the single track part though don't worry about that.)
I found a 2005 Fuji Outland pro at Bicycle Village for only $450. Since it was normally a $750 bike, It was the best value I could find, so I jumped on it. If I were single I would have gotten a Yeti in a second, but with a kid on the way, my wife would have killed me if a had even spent half as much on a MTB as I did my roadie. Considering my passion is still the road bike, I'm content with a deore MTB. Here are the pics:
P.S. I'm getting clipless pedals either SPD (with I have ridden in the past) or Eggbeaters. Any votes for either?