John lives in Maryland and this bike is really going to excel in places like Fair Hill and White Clay.
I don't really think there is an East coast West coast style bike but the single speed is just the perfect bike for those trails. The rigid fork is also a joy to ride since the trails are less rocky and it makes the up hills much easier (IMO).
Today I did all the machine work for the frame. Now I have everything mitered including the stem and fork. Tomorrow I will make the fork and the stem if I have a chance.