Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Tampa, Florida
Bikes: 1991 Trek Singletrack 990, 1993 Trek Singletrack 930, 1995 Trek Singletrack 950, 1991 Trek Multitrack 720 (seeing a theme here?)
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Caught the Vintage Lugged Steel MTB Bug...
I ride with my 86 year old father and family friends when I go home to visit.....he usually blows me out of the water on 20 mile rides. Quite amazing. But this year I borrowed his friends Trek Singletrack 950 circa 1992 and fell in love. So now, thanks to CL, I have a very affordable family of vintage lugged steel. Primarily flat trail riding in Florida, paved and off road, 10-20 miles. Also some 3-5 mile loops around the neighborhood at night when it is quiet, no traffic, and still 82 degrees. Great to get in shape again and have a blast. These bikes fly. Considering some 1-3 day bike tours in Florida. Lots of great rides on acres of public lands with camping and beach trails.
I'm sure I'll catch the vintage road bike bug, and maybe the entry level current road bike bug, but for now, I'm happy to be a vintage steel mountain bike cult member.