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    Vintage MTB Photos

    It's taken a bit of time, but I've scanned a bunch of my old mountain bike photos, mostly Kodachrome slides from the late 80's and early 90's and put them on my website.



    There's NORBA racing at Big Bear from 1990 and 1991 as well as photos from our local rides in Southern California. Here's the link to the photos. Don't worry, I'm not selling anything.
    I still have a lot of video from the "good old days" to go through as well, digitizing, editing and optimizing the vids for the internet will take a little time...

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    I absolutely love it! thanks for taking the time and effort. Would you mind if people put up some of your photos here? It's great to see it all over here. Can't wait for the videos!

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    Greats pictures! Thanks for sharing

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    I'm in heaven right now. Thank you for these!
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    great pics! thank for sharing!

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    Yep, those are great shots. Full-on time machine. Thanks for sharing.

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    norba racer 31.

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    Real cool to see how the sport/lifstyle we love all began,thanks..

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairstream View Post
    norba racer 31.
    =Tomac?
    Need: McMahon brake for roller cam mounts, Mountain Goat fork.

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    Tomac? Maybe, Raleigh kit and bike with Tioga sticker on it, Manitou fork. I'll check it out. I don't have the start list for the 1991 race so it's tough to be sure. #31 would be a low racer plate for Tomac at this time in NORBA history.

    Oh, and thanks for the comments. These were pretty much glory days of MTB racing. My friends and I raced our respective age groups, my buddy got a medal in the downhill. Rubbing elbows with all these great bike riders was very cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronbo613 View Post
    Tomac? Maybe, Raleigh kit and bike with Tioga sticker on it, Manitou fork. I'll check it out. I don't have the start list for the 1991 race so it's tough to be sure. #31 would be a low racer plate for Tomac at this time in NORBA history.

    Oh, and thanks for the comments. These were pretty much glory days of MTB racing. My friends and I raced our respective age groups, my buddy got a medal in the downhill. Rubbing elbows with all these great bike riders was very cool.
    Thanks for sharing these. So cool. Ritchey rider in 1990 is Clark Natwick. Ritchey riders in 1991 are Tim Rutherford in front of 3 (or 4?) time world champ Henrik Djernis.

    #31 on the Raleigh is Joey Erwin and #29 on the Manitou is Travis Brown.

    More: Pretty sure #126 is Carey Marcinkovich and #73 is my old teammate... and I'm drawing a blank... Earl something. He was from the East Coast and I didn't see him often. Forum member IF52 knows him IIRC...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    Thanks for sharing these. So cool. Ritchey rider in 1990 is Clark Natwick. Ritchey riders in 1991 are Tim Rutherford in front of 3 (or 4?) time world champ Henrik Djernis.

    #31 on the Raleigh is Joey Erwin and #29 on the Manitou is Travis Brown.

    More: Pretty sure #126 is Carey Marcinkovich and #73 is my old teammate... and I'm drawing a blank... Earl something. He was from the East Coast and I didn't see him often. Forum member IF52 knows him IIRC...
    Yeti in picture #2 for the Sagebrush Safari has the ultra-rare carbon-legged Accutrax fork. Ameybrook will like that pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    Yeti in picture #2 for the Sagebrush Safari has the ultra-rare carbon-legged Accutrax fork. Ameybrook will like that pic.
    For sure. I like the self quote though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    For sure. I like the self quote though.
    I was so excited... and I thought I hit "edit".

    Feel free to clean up/conjoin the two posts if desired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    I was so excited... and I thought I hit "edit".
    yeah, great set of photos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    Yeti in picture #2 for the Sagebrush Safari has the ultra-rare carbon-legged Accutrax fork. Ameybrook will like that pic.
    Saw that. But wait, after one exploded in the testing machine, "none" ever made it out on the trail?



    And to echo everyone else, these are truly awesome and made my day yesterday.


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    In a word ...

    Wicked!!!

    Let me add my sincere appreciation for all of these great photos!!!

    I fully agree with your statement regarding the glory days of MTB racing. I don't know what the race scene is like now, but back then it was friendly even if very intense, competition with the emphasis on friendly.

    Great stuff and thanks again!
    Wanted: more of the same ... but different

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    Thanks for sharing these. So cool. Ritchey rider in 1990 is Clark Natwick. Ritchey riders in 1991 are Tim Rutherford in front of 3 (or 4?) time world champ Henrik Djernis.

    #31 on the Raleigh is Joey Erwin and #29 on the Manitou is Travis Brown.

    More: Pretty sure #126 is Carey Marcinkovich and #73 is my old teammate... and I'm drawing a blank... Earl something. He was from the East Coast and I didn't see him often. Forum member IF52 knows him IIRC...
    Earl Walker Jr from Altanta? Nishiki, Fat Chance, IF
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    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    Looks like Tinker's "General" might be a Diamond Back Arrival in the 1990 photo. Can any Diamond Back Arrival owners confirm that that's what frame he's riding? I heard at one point he used a Yeti frame but General contended that it was too obvious it was a Yeti...

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    Quote Originally Posted by banks View Post
    Earl Walker Jr from Altanta? Nishiki, Fat Chance, IF
    That's it! Nice guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook View Post
    Saw that. But wait, after one exploded in the testing machine, "none" ever made it out on the trail?



    And to echo everyone else, these are truly awesome and made my day yesterday.
    Perhaps Mr Noble was the "testing machine".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    Looks like Tinker's "General" might be a Diamond Back Arrival in the 1990 photo. Can any Diamond Back Arrival owners confirm that that's what frame he's riding? I heard at one point he used a Yeti frame but General contended that it was too obvious it was a Yeti...
    Looks like a Yeti fork FWIW


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    That's it! Nice guy.
    Well since he's gettin' old, that is still suspect. He works with me at Absolute Bikes, heads up Absolute Bikes Adventures and runs gofastgofar.com all here in Salida and yes Barb has not killed him, yet.
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    great pics reminds me of my beginnings MTB

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    Quote Originally Posted by banks View Post
    Well since he's gettin' old, that is still suspect. He works with me at Absolute Bikes, heads up Absolute Bikes Adventures and runs gofastgofar.com all here in Salida and yes Barb has not killed him, yet.
    haha. Small world. Has the southern accent faded yet?? PM sent your way.

    Ron, more pics please!!

    I recognize that one of Tomac on the road. Was that in a magazine? Is that a local race?

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