I felt naked without a mountain bike.
This was a good excuse to go and replace the old Orange X2 which died on the mountain. (It would have wanted to go that way).
The Scott Aspect 10 is, in many ways, an inferior bike. It was certainly cheaper, and I bought the Orange over 15 years ago!
But then I'm an inferior rider nowardays. I was part of an informal team that blazed challenging multi-day routes across Scotland, long before other mountain bikers got there. I was the one who photographed and write up the routes / stories for MBUK. Those days seem to be over, replaced by sea kayaking.
Still, I hope we'll have many miles together.