2001 Trek 8000

In 2000 I replaced a stolen Trek 7000 with a brand-spankin’-new 2001 Trek 8000. My reasoning was that having an expensive bike would encourage me to actually use it, and get in shape. It didn’t work until 2003, but that year I rode several centuries on that bike, starting a cycling team and seriously improved my fitness while recruiting friends to do the same. I rewarded myself with a more appropriate pavement bike.
As of this writing the 8000 is collecting dust the basement, but I’d like to return it to active duty for some off-road riding, even if just curb-jumping through the city.
…and in 2008 I sold it on Craigslist for a paltry $300 as part of the pre-Seattle purge.