Sometimes Old School is Not New For a Good Reason

So I was out riding my “new” 1991 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp I got for free from a buddy at work. This bike is sick. I love it. It is pink with turqoise logos on it…so stylish for the early 1990s if you can remember. I had just started to really get into mountain biking then and ended up buying my first “real” mountain bike for myself in 1994. This was a pretty special time in mountain biking. Anyway, so I knew this bike from back then. It was out of my price range then, just like 2010 Stumpjumpers are today even. So I gladly took my buddy’s bike and polished it up, cleaned the deraileur pulleys really well and took it out to mission trails with nothing extra but a pump, allen keys and a full waterbottle…trying to relive the old school days before camelbacks you see. I was doing really well for not riding much in the last year. I wasn’t as comfortable as I would have been on my Titus Motolite that has 5″ of travel front and rear, yeah a nice plush full suspension is what I am used to. But being less comfortable is OLD SCHOOL and old school is always nostalgic, more fun, classier and better. We all know that. Well everyone except my shoulders, wrists, ankles, knees, and neck that is. 🙂

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About Nick

A servant and worshiper of Christ, a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a gecko breeder, a guitarist, a mountain biker, a GIS specialist.
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