I've always been an avid cyclist, ever since my brother took me to see Breaking Away when I was 13. Back in 1985, I got my first nice bike...a Trek 600, with Reynolds 531 steel and Shimano 600 components (still visible in the background of one of the pics below). Then a Specialized StumpJumper when I was leading bike tours around the country in the early '90s (also still in daily use).
These days, I've pretty much become a commuter, and bike to work every day rain or shine. I finally decided to get a new road bike though...below are some photos from the build.