I think The Notorious B.I.L. just might be right...
...it's too pretty to ride. After a day of deep-breathing and the help of a bottom bracket facing tool, I cleaned the bike up a bit more and by Friday night I had it all built. Finally!
I snuck out for a ride this morning, after a proper hippie-muffin of course, and I love it! The geometry is pretty much just like my Felt, and happily, once the bike was a reality, it rides very much like the Felt. Just lighter, and easy to flick around on the trail! Of course, I spend the first hour trying to shift. And then another half-hour, worrying if my gearing wasn't going to be a bit too high for tomorrow's course in Breckenridge.
Speaking of racing, it's time for bed... gotta get up early to go race. The "arsenal" is resting up and should be ready to go. With any luck, the legs will be ready to go as well!
The only bad thing with having an arsenal, that I thought of this evening... driving home in a monsoon... is that it means I'll need to clean two cross bikes. Bummer.