Stumpjumper


Home Caption May 2024







MAY 2024


A HISTORICAL MOMENT


Way back in 1984 something happened that changed the arc of my life completely. Even though I was already a professor at Humber College I didn't have tenure so I was working at a bike shop during the summer to make ends meet.

We had heard about these new bikes called mountain bikes a couple of years before but this Specialized Stumpjumper Sport was the first one that arrived in the store. We of course all had to try it in the parking lot. It wasn't long after that that we all had to have a mountain bike.

As I've mentioned many times I loved to explore nature and here was my means of covering more ground. From there tours, races, journalism and most important my life partner. Thank you mountain bikes!

Mike

VIDEOS
Magnetawan ride, on a long semi-abandoned pioneer road called "Plum Tree Road". Real wilderness.
20 minute video on YouTube










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