Hello to everyone out there in retro-land.
Firstly I'm really miffed that you guys met up last weekend in my local woods & I wasnt at home!
Due to my job I spend alot of time out of the UK & always miss stuff...
I currently ride a 97 OrangeP7, the first 'proper' mountain bike I ever owned (from new), I never sold the bike because over all these years its the most comfortable bike ive ever ridden.
The latest reincarnation of the P7 started last year, (I also ride a 99 Orange E4 with pace forks & hope sport discs). The E4 was in for some tlc so in bits and i didnt fancy using my Spesh bouncy thing through the winter, so when in the loft I had an idea....
A few months later here I am, loving the winter (I'm a bit strange that way) and the old P7, still my favourite bike. Ever.
I'm very lucky as Cannock Chase is only 10mins ride from my place & I try to get out as often as I can, even for night rides.
The thing is I get lots of people ask me about the bike or just stare because its got no supension I guess, I dont know?
Anyway I found you retro-heads through MBR and think its great that so many nutters, errr sorry fellow people love their old bikes
I enjoy reading rather than posting, but Id love to join in on one of your rides sometime and chew the fat.
Biking has always been about just being out there in the woods and having fun its a social thing as well as keeping fit