January 27, 2009
Klein Attitude Race
When I met him (January, 2004) he had a Klein Attitude Race. It was similar to the bike pictured above, but the fork was RED. What he loved most about this bike (from what I heard over and over) was the paint job. This was his first "real mountain bike". He went on his first mountain bike rides wearing Montrail boots, Patagonia G-pants and capilene tops. Before his rides he would fuel up by eating an entire rising-crust pizza--usually Jack's. He would come home and talk about how Johnny could ride over everything and sometimes he would have to "hike-a-bike". I learned that this was due to his bike being a hardtail and that a "dual" suspension bike would fix this.