I initially transformed the KHS to a touring bike and installed a touring handlebar, a Topeak BeamRack, and a Brooks B-17 saddle. After using it once in a leisurely ride around the Ultra area, and with no epic bike tour in sight (Domeng got sidelined because he suffered a minor stroke), I brought back the Truvativ flat bar, the Specialized Phenom saddle, and the Kenda Slant Six.
I've been riding for more than a year almost exclusively on the fully suspended Intense Tracer VP. I think it's time to go back to my roots and see how different the ride truly is.
Weather permitting, we're riding La Mesa Nature Reserve again this coming Saturday. I can't wait.
p.s., Feel free to join.