Hello everyone, its been a long time! 6-7 years i think, and it appears i've missed a lot! I very much doubt anyone would remember me i wasn't a massive post whore back then, but its nice to see familiar names on here that were around all them years ago. I'll warn you now this will probably be a long one, if you dont have an attention span i will summarize at the bottom. So what have i been up to? a lot has happened in my life since the days i used to frequent these forums, its funny how things come back round. Life got serious, a few changes in jobs/lifestyle over the years, but i always had that itch to get back on a bike, but there were so many distractions, biggest one being joining the forces, but on returning from a tour of afghan in winter 2011 i decided to focus my life on doing what I enjoyed, i went out drinking with friends more, i had a foray into fast cars(tuned Mitsubishi Evo VI), and just generaly had a good time, I enjoyed all that but again the pull of the MTB was still there, earlier this year i was warned off for another tour, so i made sure i made the most of the time i had before i go back out there, so i decided to get myself back on 2 wheels, its been slow progress due to work commitments but i'm back and i'm loving it!!! TLDR - Been away for a while, now i'm back. Well if you are sad enough to remember who i am you may remember the old bike Sadly i made a massive mistake in selling it many moons ago, something i very much regret, i hope the beast is still being used and abused and loved somewhere out there. So i had to start again from scratch. Introducing my Nukeproof Scalp Frame and forks are used but the rest is new.