I figured I should introduce myself as I'm about to crash one of your retro rides on Saturday! My name is Mark, & I've been riding MTBs since the mid-90's. These days I ride and race almost exclusively singlespeed off-road. My main ride is a custom titanium 29er, usually run with rigid forks & designed as both a fast endurance race bike and for multi-day bikepacking trips & racing. I do also have a bouncy geared Santa Cruz LT carbon, but it's gathering dust & I should probably sell it off as it just doesn't get ridden. Oh, and a 1996 Giant ATX990, but that's dead now
I've also got a couple of geared road bikes, a 1998 Giant TCR2 and a 2011 Cannondale Supersix Himod.
I live in a small village just outside Burford, though we've been here less than a year and I'm yet to explore much of the local trails (are there any?!). Most of my off-road riding is done on the Chilterns and in Wales these days, and road riding around the Cotswolds.
I've had an interest in older bikes for a while but only recently taken the plunge & am in the process of buying a couple from members on here.
Oh, and I have a blog where I waffle about bikes & stuff... http://pedalhead.net
they found me...
and at the HONC this year...