Case and point, I saw this gem locked up at the USGS office when I got to school.
"a whole new sport." I'm thinking it is a 1981 Specialized Stumpjumper. I'm looking at you Nick and Andy to verify or dismiss my hypothesis
It's welded, the '82 was lugged. The downtube decal says 'Specialized'. The later years said 'Stumpjumper'.
I would apologize for the crappy cellphone pictures, but I'm not sorry, I was in a hurry.I'll see if it's there again tomorrow and perhaps see if I can figure out a few more details.
The red Raleigh on the left belongs to a former classmate of mine, I plan on asking if he knows the owner of that vintage steed. Oh, and for those of you into fat bikes, that is in fact a Surly Moonlander just creeping into the lower right corner of the picture. Size small frame I believe.
In other news, Tarik let me into his club. Got this excellent postcard in the mail:
Tarik, if there is a way to procure a small stack of those, apparently custom made, postcards let me know. I'd love to mail them far and wide.
While I am admittedly proud to be the only member in Alaska, I'd like to see that distinction changed to 'first'. There are some fine folks up here who would make great club members.