Instead, I actually found it on craigslist in Chicago. Paid the guy via Paypal. If I really like the Noah 9 then I'll keep it. Otherwise, I'll sell this bad boy and get the one I wanted- the Noah 12.
No, but I have a ton of old tent poles laying around. I need to test this out before heading to the Iron Horse next month.
I really can't wait to do some real ridin' with you guys again!