I started my adventures in 2007 with my first mountain bike, my Trek 4500 WSD (or Mr Trekadee, as he was otherwise known). He served me well, taking me from being an extremely nervous rider with very little biking experience, either on or off-road, to someone who can get around the red routes at trail centres without the aid of an ambulance.
He was followed by my first full-susser, a 2009 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Elite (or Professor Von Stumpy).
This was my main and much loved bike for years, before being replaced by my current bike, a 2016 Stumpjumper FSR 650b. In keeping with my tradition of twee names, this one is named Devastator, as he shares a green and purple colour scheme with the Transformer of the same name.
I’ve also had two hardtails – Cletus the On-One Inbred, and Ten Ton Tessa the Scott Contessa. However, I’m currently downsized my one full susser. Thanks, austerity. # firstworldproblems.