I'm sorry for the delay of the entry in this thread ...
My adventure with mtb began in the early 90's from Anlen about 2-3 sizes too big. This was only one of the 3 bikes available throughout the city. Unfortunately, the Polish mountain biking came several years late and had a difficult start. Because I was one of the first 10 people in my town with a bike mtb I had a possibility from the beginning to watch the development of this phenomenon. Along with other owners quickly established a friendship and we spent together every moment on the bike. In addition to the bike has always fascinated me, photography. It was obvious that over the years I've done a lot, lot, lot of pictures. After several years of riding and shooting has teamed up with one of the mtb magazines and my interest in cycling and mtb came to the next level. Some serious trips to fairs in Europe, competitions, other bike events. By this time I had the opportunity to gain a lot of knowledge and know a lot of people from the world of mtb. This is an unusual pleasure to go on a bike ride with Gary Fisher, Paola Pezzo, drink beer with Steve Peat, Franck Roman or Greg Herbold. These first years of mtb in Poland it was a truly magical time and still very nice to remember. At the memorial has been many, many pictures. After several years, I'm going back to mtb with redoubled energy. Of course, retro mtb. The magic of those moments and those bike does not compare to today's products.
Now I'm trying to catch up for lost time and collects bicycles and parts. At the moment I have several complete bikes or frames as a base for the projects. Part of it is in perfect condition and some, unfortunately, requires a thorough reconstruction. Everyone, however, for some time will become a beautiful swan
I decided to myself that every year since I bought my first bike I had some significance to the mtb model. Among them are also dedicated bicycle riders (Intense M1 SL) and the most important people (G. Fisher, J. Breeze, T. Ritchey). At the moment it looks like the list below. Of course it is temporary, and from time to time will change. Of course, I am not able to control myself not to have 2-3 bikes with one year ...
19xx - Himalaya Condor
1990 - Alpinestars Al-Mega DX
1990 - Alpinestars Cro-Mega
1991 - Alpinestars Cro-Mega DX
1992 - Alpinestars Al-Mega LX
1992 - Alpinestars Al-Mega XT
1992 - Specialized Stumpjumper
1993 - GT Zaskar LE
1994 - Breezer Storm
1994 - Marin Eldridge Grade
1994 - Scott Impulse (My wife's)
1995 - No Name Project
1996 - Gary Fisher X-Caliber
1997 - Breezer Storm (My wife's)
1997 - Intense M1 SL
1997 - Specialized HardRock (My father's)
1998 - Specialized S-Works M2
1999 - Intense Tracer
2003 - Specialized Stumpjumper FSR M4 ("every-day-bike")
Greetings from Poland,