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    here is one from ridemonkey


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    Quote Originally Posted by bcd
    here is one from ridemonkey

    That's a cool picture!
    I've not seen that before.
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    I've got lots of John T video from the NORBA races at Big Bear in the early 90's. Photos of those glory days as well. I think I've got a shot of JT from about 1988, but it's a road race, I guess about the 7-11 era?
    Here's a photo of a gift I made for one of my old mountain biking buddies; it's one of John's water bottles he tossed on an uphill climb. It's mounted on a stand with a video CD of the race. If you look close, you can see the bottle still in the cage on the cover photo of the CD.
    I'll have to look around for that old Tomac stuff. He was one of my favorite riders. Never seen anyone ride the Big Bear downhill course like Johnny T.
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    This thread is in need of some new good pictures. It's interesting to see the progression of his bikes.

    With Manitou fork.


    With Mag20 fork and no anodized blue yet.


    Still the Mag20, but the anodized blue stem makes it's way onto the bike.


    The bike I'm looking to recreate in it's ano blue glory!


    The move from Grafton to Magura brakes.


    The experimental frame with the Showa Avitor fork.


    Now with Giant, and the last we see of tension disk's....the 32 raidial laced version.


    Giant...Judy fork...and no tension disk.
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    Good job! looks like my Ventana MP

    yea, good freeking bike design. thats why i still love riding mine. uh when i'm not singlespeeding like Mr.T

    so, is he riding the same bike in these pics, minus the flat bar/riser bar switch?

    he is the man.


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    And a link to all the photos in the series...
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    Nice pics, Rumpfy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcd
    here is one from ridemonkey

    I've talked to John about this race. He says there were a couple of times during the race where he got the crap scared outta him. This must have been one.

    That photo back a-ways of Bicycle Bob working on his bike reminded me of the time I borrowed an easy out from Bob to get a cleat bolt out of Paul Willerton's shoe - only to break the easy out, pissing off Bob and then gettin told by Paul that it's okay because he has a spare pair of shoes.

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    Paul Willerton, wow, I havent heard that name in a while. Were you wrenching for him? He rode for Keith right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    Paul Willerton, wow, I havent heard that name in a while. Were you wrenching for him? He rode for Keith right?
    Ya, I wrenched for him, Greg Marini, Steve Klasna and Tara Llanes in '95 when they rode for us. He rode for Keith the year before.

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    whats happened to the paint on the lower leg (dropout section) of the Mag20 fork? the "lawyer lip/ safety dropouts) been sanded off?

    are they some kinda adjusters (rebound/ compression?) on the showa fork? pretty strange looking!

    nice pics tho eric

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    ...& while I remeber.. andy@ yetifan tells me that the giant alu frames actually made by yeti! Theres a pic on yetifan somewhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by scant
    whats happened to the paint on the lower leg (dropout section) of the Mag20 fork? the "lawyer lip/ safety dropouts) been sanded off?

    are they some kinda adjusters (rebound/ compression?) on the showa fork? pretty strange looking!

    nice pics tho eric
    Those are air volume adjusters. Same as the modern Fox AVA rear shock. Thats a nice feature that was way ahead of its time. Its basically like changing the oil height in your fork. Allows you to adjust how progressive or linear your travel is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    Those are air volume adjusters. Same as the modern Fox AVA rear shock. Thats a nice feature that was way ahead of its time. Its basically like changing the oil height in your fork. Allows you to adjust how progressive or linear your travel is.
    You know...I was playing around with that feature on the fork...it works quite well actually!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    Nice pics, Rumpfy!

    Thanks! They came from an evening of page flipping though my new stack of Mountain Biking magazines
    They really focused on race coverage. It's nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geoff

    so, is he riding the same bike in these pics, minus the flat bar/riser bar switch?

    he is the man.
    Same frame, but probably two different bikes.

    I'm not sure how many bikes he has on hand in the pits at any one time.
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    Here's a young Johnny T(in yellow) at the Willows Creek Road Race, East San Diego County, March 20, 1988:
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    Very cool! Keep em coming!

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    Speaking of a young John Tomac, attached pic shows a very young Tomac an on a BMX. Gotta love the woolcap
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    Man, that photo looks like it was stolen from the Tomac family album.

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    Hehe, do you really think his mother knew that on boxing day he got some serious air with the BMX bike he received for christmas? If I were Tomac i would have hidden this pic from my mom

    Greetings,

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    I remeber that pic from MBA

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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux
    How steep is that hill??? Imagine pros pushing their bikes up a hill during a race... That looks like something that I would do.

    Is that race at Skyline Park in Napa by any chance?

    Mount Saint Anne in Quebec. That hill was way steep, and Tomac was one of the few pros (or anybody else) to muscle his way up riding instead of hiking. I am pretty sure a couple of broken chains cost him a good result.

    And yes, the after race party ROCKED!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Staab
    Speaking of a young John Tomac, attached pic shows a very young Tomac an on a BMX. Gotta love the woolcap
    WOW. that is THE best pic in the thread.

    do you have a high rez for a wallpaper?

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    Hi,

    >do you have a high rez for a wallpaper?

    Unfortunately not. This was a very small pic in MBA years ago. If I would've scanned it in a bigger size it would look like a Roy Lichtenstein painting

    Greetings,

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    Here's some pictures I took of John at the Big Bear Rockhopper South and on the old Mammoth Kamikazee. When suspension belonged on motorcycles
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    Nice shots. I raced Big Bear in the no suspension days. That's why I always say John T did the Big Bear DH like no other racer. I looked closely at those photos and I see that neither the front or rear wheel of his bike is on the ground. I have videos of Johnny T at Big Bear and when you look at it in slo-mo, he's not riding, he's FLYING!

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    My favorite

    Full on power.
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    http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=171

    a few "amateur" pics of the tomes if someone else can work out the linky thing & post the pics on here much appreciated ;D

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    That hill is at the Mont Ste Anne World Cup in Quebec. That hill is the steepest I ever road in a ny race course in my entire life....

    Kind of reminds me while I stopped XC racing and started full-time trials around 94...

    rb

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    How steep is that hill??? Imagine pros pushing their bikes up a hill during a race... That looks like something that I would do.

    Is that race at Skyline Park in Napa by any chance?

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    Great thread! Brings back so many memories...

    JT was such an influence, I ran out and spent $100 on those godawful green/pink Nike hightops -- and they werent even SPD compatible, unless you busted out the power drill..

    Still have those shoes to this day, can't bear to part with them, though I havent worn them in years -- still waiting for a "back in the day" themed ride...

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    lets see if this

    under sizes or supersizes...


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    ok heres some more...




















    now has anyone got any on him on the inten.... er... giant M1? i think i do, but maybe not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git
    under sizes or supersizes...


    I'd say it undersized them.

    I'd like to get the full size versions of those Mik...I sent you a PM.
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    i really love that pic, tomac, uber raliegh, pooh bars (love my nikes) and about to drop down into a see of spectators. It was stuck on my wall for years. just awesome. don't know where or what its from (anybody), Dh or XC... but those were the days, when people rode DH, AND XC, AND on the asame bike... bit more of that nowdays and maybe we'd be getting some where.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git
    i really love that pic, tomac, uber raliegh, pooh bars (love my nikes) and about to drop down into a see of spectators. It was stuck on my wall for years. just awesome. don't know where or what its from (anybody), Dh or XC... but those were the days, when people rode DH, AND XC, AND on the asame bike... bit more of that nowdays and maybe we'd be getting some where.
    Pretty sure thats in Vail, Colorado. It was called "Bailey's drop off" or something like that.

    Can we get those pics a little bigger!!?? Those are great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    Pretty sure thats in Vail, Colorado. It was called "Bailey's drop off" or something like that.

    Can we get those pics a little bigger!!?? Those are great.

    err... ahem... last time they got deleted...hehe i'll post up one to be deleted or ti may well crash the system...



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    ah!! the scanner vs the digital camera... workd wonders...













    what a nice young man...

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    I didn't see this one posted - carb loading before the ride??

    Nothing to see here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scant
    http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=171

    a few "amateur" pics of the tomes if someone else can work out the linky thing & post the pics on here much appreciated ;D
    Amateur. Fair comment. The pics are pretty bad but I did take them myself

    Anyhow here's the least bad one of Tomac


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    Always my favorite. I got the haircut and every piece of Tioga gear available, and of course Farmer Johns.
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    Hey, I took that pic!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    Here are a couple from 87. This is the Fat Chance/Mongoose frame. Sorry for the poor quality. I just took a couple shots from an old magazine I was looking through.
    WINNING Magazine, if I'm not mistaken. For sure I took the lower shot, because I found it on this very computer. Probably took the upper as well, but I'll look through my old slides.

    You want Tomac pix? Who knew? I have dozens of shots dating back to about 1986, as well as an autographed poster. I'll scan them and get them up soon.
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    Tomac at NORBA Nationals, Sun Valley 1988

    Heeee-re's Johnny! Winning at the NORBA Nationals in 1988
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    Heeee-re's Johnny! Winning at the NORBA Nationals in 1988
    Great pictures RepaCK rider! I love that one on top. Those were some of his most exciting years.

    Keep em coming!

    Dont forget to start a Repack picture thread too!

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    Tomac about to pass Rishi

    in midair at the short track at Sea Otter about 10 years ago or so... early to mid 90's. I don't quite remember if Grewal cased it on the landing but it's not looking good in this picture...
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    Autographed poster

    Here is a poster autographed by John.

    My wife works as a nurse, and hospitals use a disposable acohol wipe called a "Tomac Prep Packet." It's about an inch and half square, probably a little smaller than it shows on your monitor. I had John autograph one.

    I've known Johnny since he was a teenager. After publishing the Fat Tire Flyer from 1980 to 1987, I worked for WINNING Magazine covering MTB events. Saw him last at the Interbike show a month ago, working the Kenda booth.
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    John Tomac portrait

    Here is a portrait of John in a rare moment of relaxation. Probably taken around 1987.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    Saw him last at the Interbike show a month ago, working the Kenda booth.
    And work hard he does. I've not seen such a great work ethic in such a high profile athlete. Thanks for the picture posts.

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    You finally got around to giving the credit

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    That was just a random picture in my May/June '86 issue of "Fat-Tire Flyer". I remember spotting it back in '87 and thinking how cool it was!
    Here is the original uncropped photo from my files.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    Here is the original uncropped photo from my files.
    CK, these pictures (of all the stuff you've posted) are priceless! Thanks for taking the time to share them with us!
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    Sorta Tomac related...(for the collection)
    A long sleeve and a short sleeve version w/ the WCS stripes and all!

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    More Tomac shots

    As if this thread wasn't long enough...

    The first image is my favourite of the three. 1990 at Mt Snow. It was the New England Champs and a NORBA race. Everyone knows Tomac on his drop bar Yeti, and there's Don Myrah on his Campy-equipped Fat Chance, but who is the skinny kid on the Ritchey pulling them all? No one's seen him before. Turns out it's a Swiss guy named Thomas Frischknecht, who happened to finish second in the Durango World Champs.

    The second and third are of Tomac riding away from everyone at the 1991 NORBA finals at Mt Snow.
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    Enjoying all your scans GS, thank you!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    Here is a portrait of John in a rare moment of relaxation. Probably taken around 1987.
    These pics are great! I believe John's wearing a Swatch I had back then, too (still have it). I remember that T-Bone ad from back in the day.

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    ... and if we just ...

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    I didn't see this one posted - carb loading before the ride??

    ... wow...just realized...must be this very frame today.... john parker told me, only one c-26 with an 1" headset was made...........I'm off to get myself a silver bullet too...

    credits to floibex who took the picture and hp who made my new screen to let me clearly see details!


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    kamikaze...... <img src="http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b78/velopete/tomacs_c26mammoth.jpg" alt="Image hosted by Photobucket.com">

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycleshark
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    credits to floibex who took the picture and hp who made my new screen to let me clearly see details!

    ... uncle, err grandpa pete honour to whom honour is due. in this special case it's due to wooglin, who found some very nice threads at bikemag.com's message board.

    soulman aka tom rogers is brilliant story teller

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycleshark
    ... wow...just realized...must be this very frame today.... john parker told me, only one c-26 with an 1" headset was made...........I'm off to get myself a silver bullet too...

    credits to floibex who took the picture and hp who made my new screen to let me clearly see details!

    Uncle Petey, there are two 1" C-26s. He had one for DH and one for XC. Zap has the other one presently, Tomac gave it to him as a wedding present.

    Youre still sending me yours in trade for that Stumpjumper right?

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    Tomac legacy lives . . .

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    Uncle Petey, there are two 1" C-26s. He had one for DH and one for XC. Zap has the other one presently, Tomac gave it to him as a wedding present.

    Youre still sending me yours in trade for that Stumpjumper right?
    This thread will never be long enough until the fat hums to me or perhaps Eli wins a 2-fitty race over Stewart and someone posts the pics

    That 7-11 C-26 shot is spectacularly super cool great!!! Thanks GS - - - your Snow photo's rock as well! Thanks for sharing. Keep 'em coming . . . (and don't forget the HB thread too!)

    PS - Tomac Sr won the Kamakaze again this year . . . Jordan-like comeback? maybe wishful thinking . . . but he's "Not Dead Yet 4Sure!!!". Old-School speed still dominates Mammouth - the most ballsy race course ever when it comes to top speeds and danger.

    RE: the 1 inch stem - I think this was custom for Tomes because Tioga never made a 1 1/4 Stem and Tomac's sponsorship with Tioga required this stem. To my knowledge most of the other 10-12 C-26's floating around the world are 1 1/4 models. Another difference among the C-26's is that some of the very early one's had cable guides bonded directly to the carbon tubes while other (most likely the later ones) had guides welded to the frame junctions.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    In the first two posts I see pictures of "Bicycle Bob Gregorio" a Durango local who was Tomac's mechanic for years. He is a great guy and still lives in Durango.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GonaSovereign
    As if this thread wasn't long enough...

    The first image is my favourite of the three. 1990 at Mt Snow. It was the New England Champs and a NORBA race. Everyone knows Tomac on his drop bar Yeti, and there's Don Myrah on his Campy-equipped Fat Chance, but who is the skinny kid on the Ritchey pulling them all? No one's seen him before. Turns out it's a Swiss guy named Thomas Frischknecht, who happened to finish second in the Durango World Champs.

    The second and third are of Tomac riding away from everyone at the 1991 NORBA finals at Mt Snow.

    Great stuff GonaSovereign. Those guys were probably wondering who this new 19 year old was that had a heavy accent. Little did they know. Wow, he is still going strong to this day. Thats Gene Oberpriller riding an MB Zip over Tomac's shoulder there too. And a cool shot of Myrah on a Campy Fat with a rad box crown fork.

    Tomac absolutely owned that course in Mt Snow in 91. I had already had a great respect for Tomac's riding skills, but seeing him there I was absolutely blown away. That descent on the XC course is a very hard section of trail and Tomac was pure poetry in motion at full speed.

    I also fell in love with that 91 Merlin/Raleigh at that race. I musta spent 10-15 minutes staring at that bike at the Raleigh truck. It was so trick. All the prototype XTR M900 stuff. Mmmm. neat bike.

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    two more....1987

    1987 Iron Horse at Edgemont Ranch. My first try at posting photos, we'll see what happens....
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    Man I miss those lycra covered foam helmets. Super comfy

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    We moved offices last month and I found this poster on one of my bookshelves. I think this hung on my cube wall for several years.

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    This is the best thread ever.

    Tomac is the best!

    Go Eli Go!

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    What a legend!

    Feathering the rear brake, shifting to the 'big ring', negotiating a turn, rolling a drop... all at the same time! The man's a God!
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    Some of my pics from why back ended up as broken images...finally updated the photos, now in their full size.





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    Awesome photos!

    I like the top photo best,with the four riders. I bought Tioga T-Bones and my Mongoose because of Tomac. I also wanted to ride like him.
    That was the only time I bought anything endorsed by a professional athlete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycleshark

    Ah, the revival of one of my favorite threads.
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    i can picture the mud roost coming off his tire as he hopps the water

    bars and brakes down this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Some of my pics from why back ended up as broken images...finally updated the photos, now in their full size.




    1991 worlds in italy.
    i have the same number plate from me racing JR there.

    been doing some scanning.

    i have some tomac stuff coming from rage in the sage.

    i know this is a tomac thread but at 1991 worlds he was such a hero to me.
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    1991 Rage in the Sage curuit race, Gunisson Colorado


    Don Myrah, Daryl Price, Ned and Tomac were attacking each other each lap
    on the climb before the downhill section.

    the pic below don cut inside tomac and stuffed him into the dirt bank.
    all i saw was a cloud of dust where tomac was and don riding out of it.
    the dust didn't have time to settle and tomac was sprinting back towards
    don and caught him by the end of the downhill.













    then tomac looked like this the rest of the race.









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    Awesome shots! Those were the days. Whats up with that funky Bula vest, I wonder.

    Musta been 1990 since he's still on the Yeti. He was so fun to watch.

    Thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcd
    1991 Rage in the Sage curuit race, Gunisson Colorado


    Don Myrah, Daryl Price, Ned and Tomac were attacking each other each lap
    on the climb before the downhill section.

    the pic below don cut inside tomac and stuffed him into the dirt bank.
    all i saw was a cloud of dust where tomac was and don riding out of it.
    the dust didn't have time to settle and tomac was sprinting back towards
    don and caught him by the end of the downhill.
    What a great series of pictures!

    I'd give anything to see that kind of racing again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    Awesome shots! Those were the days. Whats up with that funky Bula vest, I wonder.

    Musta been 1990 since he's still on the Yeti. He was so fun to watch.

    Thanks for sharing.
    yeah, you are right 1990 was the year.

    the bula vest was for the stage race leader if i remember corectlly.

    your welcome.
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    Awesome shots.

    That downhill is still used in that race. In fact, I think they actually do a "downhill" race on it, the times are pretty short. I've ridden in a billion times, the local college team did they're short track on it. Hartman Rocks, its an awesome place to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook
    Awesome shots.

    That downhill is still used in that race. In fact, I think they actually do a "downhill" race on
    it, the times are pretty short. I've ridden in a billion times, the local college team did
    they're short track on it. Hartman Rocks, its an awesome place to ride.

    i did the downhill race there a few times. yeah, it started above then came into the 3 drop
    offs. it was a fun downhill. that area is a great place for the old rage stage race.
    greg morin was such a classic race promoter.

    the year i shot these i went OTB on this very hump. if anyone here has ever ridden Hartman's you know how fast this section is

    I knocked myself out for 3 min. i didn't break anything
    years later i saw Greg Morin at FTB and he told me that was still one of the biggest crashes he had ever seenand when he got down to me he pulled all 4 of my fingers that were dislocated laying on the back of my had back into sockets. Greg herbold came to
    see me in the hospital. i met him a few year earlier at the Chihuahuan desert challenge. but that is another story.

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    John Tomac in Houffalize (Belgium) World Cup Series 1993
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    Got it in 88 in Crans Montana

    some scans I like





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    ahhh.... so nice...

    someone need to put to gether a video of old tomac footage... liek a legends dvd or something...

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    Just wanted to add my first Tomac experience. It was the 94 national in Helen, GA. There was a long hike-a-bike within the first couple miles. Tomac rode it every lap. I think Travis Brown might have ridden it the first couple laps but eventually he succumbed.

    This was my first real bike race and having raced the course the day before I was completely blown away by the power he put into the pedals on that climb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surly357
    1987 Iron Horse at Edgemont Ranch. My first try at posting photos, we'll see what happens....
    looks a fat chance to me..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    Here are a couple Ive recently come across. The first is from 87 on his "Mongoose". Notice the Farmer Johns front and rear! The second is his 1990 Yeti FRO before he was given the C-26 for the Worlds in Durango.
    Check out those listed angles ... 72/73 degrees. That ain't a standard 1990 FRO at 71/71 degrees, nor its successor the Pro PRO at 71/72. Custom geometry or misprint?

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    ... and if we just ...

    Here's Nike's ad of Johnny T.


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    Okay, here's more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    Okay, here's more.
    opposite tomac attack grips. yeah, i did that.

    i had polished my brake levers chrome from riding

    with my thumbs on the ALA tomac.

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    Been meaning to add to this for a while. Here's my signed MBA cover:

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    And some old ads I found... I'll post up some more when I find 'em.

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    Awesome thread. It's always seemed strange that a person I don't even know personally could be such a gigantic inspiration. I remember racing to the mailbox after school the days the mba was due to see the only glimpse of him I had a chance to see, laying waste to an entire field of the greatest riders in the world. I'd get all pumped up, imagine I was he, and go out and invariably ride too hard, too fast, and break something. (...and think, I should really replace it with whatever part he's racing...)

    I guess I consider Tomac equalled only by Eddy Merckx (with Julie Furtado not far off). There are good racers and great racers, even legends, but John Tomac is mountain bikings very own Alexander The Great. As ferocious, relentless, and victorious on the battlefield as generous and good-natured off it. Any losses are dwarfed by the sheer scale of his accomplishments.

    He (& the game of everyone trying to catch him) certainly made mountain bike racing interesting to watch and follow, which is a quality I can't say racing has had since those days.
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    Found a few more photos. Here they are.

    The last photo is obviously Tomac's downhill wheel and giant chainring.
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    More cool shots of the legend. Thanks Charlie, keep em comin. Some shots that show his early bikes might be neat if you have any.

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    Is that last shot his Ti Mongoose?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Is that last shot his Ti Mongoose?

    yes, from 89 (the year before Yeti).

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    Quote Originally Posted by djmuff
    Been meaning to add to this for a while. Here's my signed MBA cover:

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    And some old ads I found... I'll post up some more when I find 'em.

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    those ads are so cool! the sneer, the smirk... cool.
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    I need Raleigh Tomac pictures, Thanks

    Hello,
    I need some picture about JT Raleigh about '91 and '92 to rebuild my bike.
    Thank you in advance
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    I guess you've already seen this thread? Official John Tomac Picture Thread

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    raleigh tomac

    oh, yes thanks
    But I need some pictures about '91 or '92 race season

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    Quote Originally Posted by alasa
    oh, yes thanks
    But I need some pictures about '91 or '92 race season

    hopefully we can keep all the pictures on the thread Scant posted.

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    raleigh JT

    I found this one, from an italian magazine,
    about july '91
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