Old Blackie

Kat - Atlanta, GA

Old Blackie

Old Blackie, my steel-frame, 20-year-old Specialized Hard Rock with grip shifters and no shocks, was actually my fourth bike, but it's the one that got me into biking. I've ridden it on the Tanasi and Tsali trails, on pub crawls in dresses, for charity, in 5 different states, on Appalachian singletrack, at the beach; and through creeks, chigger patches, briars, fire roads, and potholes. It eventually led to meeting my husband. I now have a Specialized Stumpjumper FSR, and just received a nice new road/intown bike as an anniversary gift, so I may need to give my beloved Blackie away. But if I do, it will be to someone carefully chosen, who will continue to share and spread the bicycle love.

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