My Commuter Bike

The Iguana was my first mountain bike.

Giant Iguana sans pedals

Shown here without pedals, I got this bike in March 1992. I rode it all that spring and summer, lost about 30 pounds -- a miracle at the time -- and raced that fall. Mid-level Suntour components got upgraded to Shimano and Grip Shift, better wheels and stiffer gearing for the road, but it's still essentially the bike I rode in on...