dear rockhopper,we had some good times together riding singletrack and even a few alleycat-ish cross races but the truth is that you never really quite fit me right and now that i have a cross bike i’m afraid we won’t be able to spend enough time together to keep this relationship going.  i’ll miss the dirt, the rocks, the snow, and the log hopping (both successes and failures). i hope your new owner shows you a good time and gets you dirty every now and then.
love,bob 

dear rockhopper,
we had some good times together riding singletrack and even a few alleycat-ish cross races but the truth is that you never really quite fit me right and now that i have a cross bike i’m afraid we won’t be able to spend enough time together to keep this relationship going.  i’ll miss the dirt, the rocks, the snow, and the log hopping (both successes and failures). i hope your new owner shows you a good time and gets you dirty every now and then.

love,
bob