In 2005 I bought a 2004-model Kona Smoke. The idea was to use it as a commuter bike to get me to work and back, but that never really happened - I would still like to use it for that purpose at some point though. I did use it for some rides during training for my 2006 north Wales tour, and on the tour itself. I will be using it again for more touring in the future as well.
I have added some racks to the bike - a Tortec expedition rear rack and a Blackburn lowrider front rack (which I had to modify to fit the straight Project 2 forks), added some Wellgo clipless pedals, some Specialized tyres and an adjustable stem to raise the bars.