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Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Marin County, California
Bikes: Breezer Repack 650-B, 2013 Trek Rumblefish, 2011 Gary Fisher Rumblefish II, Gary Fisher HiFi 29er, 1983 Ritchey Annapurna, 1994 Ritchey P-21, 1978 Breezer #2 and LeMond road bike
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Originally Posted by Rutnick
Just finished watching the documentary today. Thanks guys! I remember seeing my first MTB about 1983. I didn't know what it was but sure knew I wanted one.
What an awesome time those guys/gals had and still have.
I'm in the film, a masterpiece by Bill Savage. When the "fun-meter" is pegged, it doesn't matter what you are riding, especially if you don't know anything better. If there is one thing that I appreciate about the last 35 years of cycling progress it's BRAKES THAT WORK.
Keep in mind that no one took those activities seriously at the time, not even the people taking part. There was no inkling that it would lead to the most important development in cycling of the 20th century, and even today it's hard to grasp what emerged from an activity seen at the time as a goofy and unimportant hobby conducted by members of a social stratum somewhere below that of skateboarders.
Much of the material in the film is also on my website
. If you liked the film, check it out.