I didn't realize this until just a short while ago. According to this thread... I finally got my 575!!! ....I first rode her on August 3rd, 2005.
Well after a year, I'M LOVEING HER!!
Overall she's treated me well the past 12 months. She's hauled ass down some Idaho ski resorts such as Brundage and Tamarack. She's done countless amount of miles on my local trails in the Boise Foothills as well as the Owyhee Desert. She just had an AWESOME three days of mountain biking in the Stanley and Ketchum areas this past weekend.
I know alot of people say that it ultimately comes down to the rider making the bike and not the other way around. While I mostly agree with this, I also believe that having a really nice bike like the 575 will make you a better rider. I'll openly admit that I'm definately not the most skilled or strongest rider around, but I do feel that riding the Yeti has given me the confidence to push myself, whether that be bombing down a rock strewn trail in the Sawtooth Mountains or challenging myself both physically and mentally on a 45 mile dirt road ride through the Boise National Forest. And it's also a very fun bike to dick around on here in Boise on some of my standard Dork Routes.
I've still got a long ways to go so that my skills and fitness reach the max potential of the 575 though. But it's all good. I'll just continue on riding her as much as I can throughout our life together.
And last, but not least, big props to the Yeti forum and all of MTBR.com. I've learned ALOT through this site and in the process have met some really cool people that I now consider my homies, especially the folks on the Idaho forum.
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