Friday, April 02, 2010

21 Years of MTB Racing...
It's hard to believe that I've been mountain bike racing for 21 straight seasons already and it's even harder to try and remember something from each of those years concerning the events or rides I participated in.  Maybe I'll just blame my old age on the memory thing and not dwell on that for very long.  Unlike most of the activities that I've participated in over the last two decades or throughout my life, I can honestly say that I keep learning new things every year about this sport with regards to training methods, bike set-up and also my bike handling skills.  The people that I have met over the years have been amazing along with many whom I hope to stay in contact with long after my competitive days are over. One of the things that I do remember is each and every mountain bike that I've ever owned and raced. It's a list that seems to keep growing without a whole lot of effort being put into it.  You could label me as a bikeaholic and I admit that I'm totally out of control when it comes to all things bike related.  A few of these bikes I wish I still owned, while a few were dogs right out of the bike boxes and made for a long race season.  Here's the LIST...
  1. 1988 Specialized Rockhopper Comp
  2. 1989 Fisher Montare
  3. 1991 Yeti Pro Fro 
  4. 1995 Schwinn Homegrown XT
  5. 1997 Schwinn Homegrown Factory Bass Boat 
  6. 1998 GT Zaskar LE
  7. 1999 GT Zaskar Team LE
  8. 2000 GT I-Drive Team LE
  9. 2001 Gary Fisher Sugar 1
  10. 2002 Bianchi DISS 
  11. 2002 Specialized S-Works HT
  12. 2003 Specialized S-Works Epic
  13. 2004 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp HT
  14. 2005 Specialized S-Works Epic
  15. 2006 Specialized S-Works Epic
  16. 2007 Specialized S-Works Epic
  17. 2008 Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper FSR
  18. 2008 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp 29er HT
  19. 2009 Specialized S-Works Epic
  20. 2010 Specialized Stumpjumper Carbon Expert 29er HT
  21. 2010 Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper 29er HT
Possibly some pictures to go along with the BIKE LIST in the near future.  Pedal on...

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