So, John is now part of the Specialized Trail Crew. Without going in to all the details, the big S gave him an S-works Stumpy and a bunch of gear, and in return he blogs, tweets, etc.
He also makes videos, the most recent is below. If you squint you'll see me here and there, amongst shots of an extremely well designed suspension doing what it does.
For the record, I am not sponsored by anyone. Gary Fisher did just hook me up with a carbon HiFi, however, that's another story.