After about a month of on and off development I am proud to say that
Well the Giant is gone.
I am talking about one of my bikes. 2000 Giant NRS XTC Air is no longer with me. I just sold the frame. Although it brings a little tear to my eye to see something go that brought so much happiness, I am happy too that it is in good hands and will be treated well.
I am now saving for my next new bike. There are a lot of good bikes out there, so the choice will be tough. But, the fun is in the shopping!