If you're riding for nostalgia, it will do fine. If you want a more technical ride, take the 29er. I gravel grind the hell out of my Pinnacles on NT rides. When I want to get physical, I use my Attitude Race or my Cannondale. It nice, man. Just based on the colour scheme, Im always open for a Niyabinghi, hortical Bobo Dread bike. If you must sell it, you can past the dutchie my way anytime.
Couldn't agree with you more Slammin. Now, I'm also thinking of getting a picture framed of the Bonty with your magnificant description appended to the whole thing. You'll have to remember to keep on my left-hand side.