Had an interesting experience riding Betasso today - we got to watch as a HUGE forest fire blew up in the mountains west of Boulder (not far from where we were riding - in fact we had to cut the ride short because of the smoke). Best of luck to all the folks who had to evacuate - it's really pretty apocalyptic out there right now. I have to imagine that dozens, if not hundreds of homes have burned. You can read more about it, if you care to, at the Daily Camera.
Anyway, more progress on the bizarro 36er project. Toptubes are in, seat tube/toptube brace is ready to go, now I just need to do some more bracing and other minor stuff, plus a direct mount front derailleur mount, and she'll be good to go to the powdercoater.