Monday, January 27, 2014

Taking the queens out...

Some folks build and restore old bikes to be trailer queens.  On Sunday, a small group of vintage bikes headed out for a romp on the trails around China Camp State Park.  Not a trailer queen in the bunch.  In fact, there was no treating the bikes with kid gloves.  Just some good fun, spirited riding.  And not one anodized blue crank in the bunch.  Riders.

Here's what we rode:

While not technically vintage (hell, the bike's less than 6 months old), this was given a bye simply because we said so.  

I rode my Stumpjumper Team.  First ride on it since it fell into my lap last year.  It's one great riding bike.

Brian rode his Koski Trailmaster.

Rumpfy rode his Salsa ala Carte - with extra crispy tires that developed no less than 3 sidewall splits in the dried out casing.  A few well-placed boots and some mildly careful riding and he finished the ride with the tire still in one piece.

Scott's Steve Potts.

Joe's super sweet Ibis Custom with all the options.

(What's playing:  Lone Justice Rattlesnake Mama)


Mark Inglis Taylor said...

So many rad bikes! Your team stumpy is killer, I love that they went for pink.

mike stoeckel said...

in the good old days MTB's are really practical and timeless machines ! MIKe /germany