1980 Crested Butte Klunker Classic

Speaking of bicycle evolution and mountain bikes, check this video out. There’s nothing much to say other than if you chose to not watch this, you’re missing the point of riding bikes. These are the early days of mountain biking. When Fisher and others were riding hacked-up beach cruisers down fire trails in California.

Here’s some information from the internets:

Crested Butte to Aspen Klunker Classic, 1980. Part 1 of 2. See Charley Kelly, Gary Fisher, “Murdoch”, the guy who did the belch for Jaba the Hutt, and other mountain biking notables, along with bikes by Ritchey, Breezer, and Arnold Schwinn & Co. A fine look at the state of the art in mountain bikes 30 years ago. Drpaddle is the guy in the Skid-Lid on the desert camouflage Lowell-Knight Procruiser . This was one fine time of high-altitude partying and pedaling with a bunch of creative, fun, and free people. Dana Atchley of Crested Butte created this two-part video series. Be sure to view Part 2!

Part 2 is below, it’s well worth the watch!