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    Vintage self-portraits

    Via Google I found some vintage pics of me on an old AZ mtb website that I posted in about the year 2000. Blast from the past!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    Via Google I found some vintage pics of me on an old AZ mtb website that I posted in about the year 2000. Blast from the past!

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    Actually higher than it looks. Clearing the "death" hole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivet
    Actually higher than it looks. Clearing the "death" hole.
    Wow, for a girl you really ripped!


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    Quote Originally Posted by mud'n'sweat
    Wow, for a girl you really ripped!


    j/k
    Make a habit of "checking out" twelve year old boys?
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    1987

    Mammoth Mountain Kamikaze, 1987. Nineteen years old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivet
    Actually higher than it looks. Clearing the "death" hole.
    PK Ripper! I wanted one of those pretty badly. I had to settle for a dumb ol' Stormer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spokey-Doke
    Mammoth Mountain Kamikaze, 1987. Nineteen years old.
    You look kind of like vintage Tomac there. Nice protective fingerless knitted gloves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    You look kind of like vintage Tomac there. Nice protective fingerless knitted gloves.
    You know it! I'm sporting my new AXO jersey and gloves, just like Johnny T. It's hard to see, but the gloves did have a lycra back, like modern gloves. Up until then, I WAS wearing old school croched gloves. That's all we had.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    Via Google I found some vintage pics of me on an old AZ mtb website that I posted in about the year 2000. Blast from the past!

    http://www.mountainbikeaz.com/galler...3306954b75e4b9
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    Speaking of vintage, check out Todd Wells rollin the old school Oakleys at this weekends UCI cross race, classic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivet
    Actually higher than it looks. Clearing the "death" hole.
    So you've always run a big gear eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
    So you've always run a big gear eh?

    Recognize those mountains in the background?

    EDIT; Did Coldwater Sunday for the first time, pretty fun stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spokey-Doke
    Mammoth Mountain Kamikaze, 1987. Nineteen years old.
    Sweet!! I had that jersey in Blue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivet
    Make a habit of "checking out" twelve year old boys?
    Oh damn, that was a boy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    Via Google I found some vintage pics of me on an old AZ mtb website that I posted in about the year 2000. Blast from the past!

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    Not from the 'net (if it was a current ride pic when posted to the 'net can it really be "vintage?"), race pic from 1987
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    Where it all started...



    Expert downhill win from the mid 90's (man how that sport has changed! Check out what use dto pass for "armor"..



    First race on clipless. Gettin' all wrong midair.


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    Another P.K.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    PK Ripper! I wanted one of those pretty badly. I had to settle for a dumb ol' Stormer.
    Here's another for you. No extra charge for the massive thighs:


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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Not from the 'net (if it was a current ride pic when posted to the 'net can it really be "vintage?"), race pic from 1987
    How old are you in this pic, 50?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Go Kart Motzart
    First race on clipless. Gettin' all wrong midair.

    How'd this flight end???

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvrbob86
    No extra charge for the massive thighs:

    Hah!!! You musta been working out...

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    OK, Shiggy matched my 1987, so I gotta go back a year:

    Finishing at Whiskeytown, 1986, on my custom Ibis. That was a great bike, but I grew out of it. Little did I know that I hadn't stopped growing at 18 years old . . .

    Oh, and check out the croched gloves, Nat. ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    How'd this flight end???
    Not good!! It's hard to tell from the pic, but I was going pretty fast and and was fairly high in the air. I stayed on the bike, but really hit the boys hard on the seat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spokey-Doke
    ...Oh, and check out the crotched gloves, Nat. ;-)
    Jeezze, you guys are sure obsessed with crotches!

    I preferred to use crochet-back gloves myself. Made for a cool speckled tan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    How old are you in this pic, 50?
    If I was I would be 69 now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Jeezze, you guys are sure obsessed with crotches!

    I preferred to use crochet-back gloves myself. Made for a cool speckled tan.
    I was using the little-known Olde English spelling. (It is a "vintage" discussion.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    If I was I would be 69 now!
    ...55?

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    That GT

    First race on clipless. Gettin' all wrong midair.

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    Is that bike the GT Tequesta(?)... pink with burn/singe marks all over it? Ahhh... that was my first MTB. Wish I had pics of it...

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    Backcountry touring the Porcupine mountains in the UP with my botherinlaw.....October 1986.....B&W infared film.
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    my first mtb. AGE 13, 1986 twenty years.


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    also 96 rage in the sage DH. i killed them in my skin suit.
    have a look at my vintage page. www.bcdracing.com/pics/sample/sample.htm

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    White Mtn Peak 14,000'+

    Note the vintage equipment (1990)
    Rigid bike, crocheted gloves, hair net over shell, panniers, flats, long pump strapped to seat tube, soft canteen on bars, water bottles - no camelbak.

    Rode the same bike on the Kamikaze.
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    Shell-shocked After the Flume

    Sorry to revive an old thread, but I came across a picture even older than the others.

    Great Flume Race - Lake Tahoe, Nevada, July 21, 1985

    This was shot right after crossing the line. It was my third MTB race and first at serious elevation. It hurt.

    It's funny to look back on what my pre-race checklist must have looked like. Let's see . . . ancient Giro helmet, check. Pink Campy jersey, check. Green Ocean Pacific shorts, check. Nike 3/4-top basketball shoes, check. Croched gloves, check.

    Anyway, post your pics!
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    Spokey, you're the vintage pimp!

    What's next, pics of you at 7 y/o welding up frames for Gary Fisher in uncle Tom's shop?

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    Haha, these pic's are excellent!

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    that's me on the right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spokey-Doke
    Sorry to revive an old thread, but I came across a picture even older than the others.

    Great Flume Race - Lake Tahoe, Nevada, July 21, 1985

    This was shot right after crossing the line. It was my third MTB race and first at serious elevation. It hurt.

    It's funny to look back on what my pre-race checklist must have looked like. Let's see . . . ancient Giro helmet, check. Pink Campy jersey, check. Green Ocean Pacific shorts, check. Nike 3/4-top basketball shoes, check. Croched gloves, check.

    Anyway, post your pics!
    Holy cow, I had that same helmet when I was fifteen!

    Edit: Upon closer inspection , I had that same sweater that the lady behind you is wearing [head down in shame].

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    Not too vintage but here we go...

    ...Catus Cup Mansfield, Ohio '93...35lbs of muscle ago..
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    Another . . .

    My buddy just sent this picture to me. I had never seen it before. It's from 1984, not long after we all decided to buy mountain bikes. I guess we hadn't saved up for helmets yet.
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    post ride, October 1993, my freshman year in college...that's an '88 or so nishiki backwoods...farmer john tires and a zoom stem baby!
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    1989 on my hardrock comp



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    Go ahead....laugh all ya want!

    1993 with my '92 Klien Attitude, Shoei helmet, Chuck Taylors, and full Sun Tour Micro Drive gruppo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spokey-Doke
    My buddy just sent this picture to me. I had never seen it before. It's from 1984, not long after we all decided to buy mountain bikes. I guess we hadn't saved up for helmets yet.
    That's a great pic.

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    Blast from the past

    All I had were group shots, however, I am the guy with the beard and in both cases the guy on the right 1984, 1985
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    "Speed Trials" racing at the Central Florida Fairgrounds, age 15, 1989:



    On the XC racecourse:



    Post-race (on the left) on my old Trek 820:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Spokey-Doke
    My buddy just sent this picture to me. I had never seen it before. It's from 1984, not long after we all decided to buy mountain bikes. I guess we hadn't saved up for helmets yet.

    awsome pic

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    1991/92/93?, early spring Vedauwoo (near Laramie, WYO)

    Lap ATB race in the early spring of 91/92/93? not sure. Cold riding at 7,500 feet! Travis Brown showed up and lapped the top local guys on his Trimble. Gotta find that photo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparrow
    Lap ATB race in the early spring of 91/92/93? not sure. Cold riding at 7,500 feet! Travis Brown showed up and lapped the top local guys on his Trimble. Gotta find that photo.
    At Vedawou??? Sounds like a race I watched (except for the Trimble -- I thought he was riding for Manitou then). I wonder if I was at the same one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbogner
    "Speed Trials" racing at the Central Florida Fairgrounds, age 15, 1989:
    Okay, I wish Scot trials events still happened. I'd be into that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    Okay, I wish Scot trials events still happened. I'd be into that.
    coming in hot to scot trials section @ desert challenge lajitas Texas 1988ish
    thats my dad with his hands over his face, ahhahaha
    tomac ran a road rear der , so did it



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    Quote Originally Posted by bcd
    coming in hot to scot trials section @ desert challenge lajitas Texas 1988ish
    thats my dad with his hands over his face, ahhahaha
    tomac ran a road rear der , so did it
    Nice! I like the worried dad.

    I wish I had a scanner so I could load up some of my print pics from back in the early '90s. Big fat belly, tank top, neon volleyball shorts...uyyyyyy.

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    Just found this one and scanned. Pretty cool I think, Schwinn Stingray with Baby box bars at the Glen (dips) in Mission Viejo circa 1975
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    Nice C'dale bcd!

    That paint job was pretty cool. The painted roller cams?.......

    The guys in the VRC forum will be crying if they see that!
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    ... and if we just ... Mammoth 1986 World championships. 45 years old

    Quote Originally Posted by Spokey-Doke
    Mammoth Mountain Kamikaze, 1987. Nineteen years old.
    Spokey-Doke: Notice the same jersey (JT was really popular back then!) and custom paint job on the helmet. I had just moved to the Master's class (45 and over) and thought I was really cool back then..

    First shot is the XC race (had snow in the trees that year!!!) Really needed Nevegals as those Specialized Team tires slipped all over the place. Notice my intent look as I discovered that rim brakes do not work in the snow!!! ... slipped into 3rd place

    Second shot is the Kamikaze Downhill... I had just bitten my tongue & was hanging on for dear life. Notice the tight chain! and all that body armor

    No picture of the Hill Climb race... where I promptly passed out after finishing 3rd.

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    Thats a good pic

    Quote Originally Posted by Rivet
    Just found this one and scanned. Pretty cool I think, Schwinn Stingray with Baby box bars at the Glen (dips) in Mission Viejo circa 1975
    stylie..

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    90s scanner

    1) My 1st or 2nd race on the Trek 970 with thumbies

    2) Our 1st trip to Moab with bikes, Trek 970 & 830

    3) Back to Moab with some buddies, still have this Dimondback

    4) Now and Always Hooked on Moab, about 94, loved that Headshock!!
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    I finally figured out how to use my scanner (sort of). Here's me in 1989 doing a little urban (sort of). Not a 29er, but a Cannondale Red Shred, my first mtb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    I finally figured out how to use my scanner (sort of). Here's me in 1989 doing a little urban (sort of). Not a 29er, but a Cannondale Red Shred, my first mtb.
    I bet the hardest part was the 90 degree turn as you came barrelling out of the kitchen.

    How many times did you go through the window before deciding to block it off?

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    Always loved this thread...

    Never could find any of my old riding pics.

    Here are a few from the good-ole-days....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted
    The guys in the VRC forum will be crying if they see that!
    I'm crying with delight from this whole thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unit
    Never could find any of my old riding pics.

    Here are a few from the good-ole-days....
    Whoa, pretty big air there!

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    Yeah. Like I said...

    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    Whoa, pretty big air there!
    The good-ole-days.

    It is funny how cool that looks to me...but the kids today...they are pulling all kinds of outlandish stuff.

    In those days we were pumped to pull a table-top....no one ever even contemplated a flip!
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    Quote Originally Posted by unit
    The good-ole-days.

    It is funny how cool that looks to me...but the kids today...they are pulling all kinds of outlandish stuff.

    In those days we were pumped to pull a table-top....no one ever even contemplated a flip!
    No doubt about the progression. I was happy pulling off a cross-up (that's what we called it before X-up) and an occasional kick-out.

    What was the name of the tabletop but wheel turned down...oh yeah, "European!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvrbob86
    I bet the hardest part was the 90 degree turn as you came barrelling out of the kitchen.

    How many times did you go through the window before deciding to block it off?
    Har! Bombing down those wooden steps made such a racket. Bang-bang-bang-bang!

    Those bars across the downstairs window protruded from the house a little. I was just hoping that I didn't catch the sleeve of my RUGBY SHIRT (!) on them and get yanked off the bike!

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    Here are a couple more from '90-'91. In the last pic, that's me with the new-fangled "Camelbak" doohickey. Do not ask me what I was doing.
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    man, those were the days!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    No doubt about the progression. I was happy pulling off a cross-up (that's what we called it before X-up) and an occasional kick-out.

    What was the name of the tabletop but wheel turned down...oh yeah, "European!"
    Those are some great memories. I remember building ramps from wood liberated from construction sites, cutting jumps from dry stream banks, and riding in paved drainage basins...all of which would eventually be torn down or blocked off by local authorities. My home town eventually outlawed bikes (on city streets in the business districts they would take your bike away on sight...you parents could get it back after paying a fine)...now, they have built parks with some of the greatest jumps, banks, and spines I have ever seen.

    Man, the times have changed some things for the good (cycling being more acceptable)...some less than great (my ability to be "rad")
    My ego is bigger and better looking than yours.

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    Awesome thread - In the late 80's you could find me rockin a Santa Cruz (Jeff Grosso) but I love seeing all of these vintage bike pictures. Keep em coming!
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    cryin' and laughin'. way to resurrect a thread. '87 or '88 Rockhopper South XC and then a view of Mt. Crested Butte from Meridian Lake
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    Here are a couple more from '90-'91. In the last pic, that's me with the new-fangled "Camelbak" doohickey. Do not ask me what I was doing.
    Is that the Hogback outside of Denver in the last shot?

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    Thats a great shot. Brings back some memories as thats when we started bombing local dirt roads and trails on the way to and from junior high. No helmets for us either. We'd arrive to our homeroom class with smiles and mud speckled shirts. My first bike was an 84 Raleigh Elkhorn.

    The earliest pics I have is from this race in 88. This was my first race. Note the two bananas weighting down my AXO jersey. I think it was called the Montara Classic in Pacifica, or Half Moon Bay, CA:

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    You dudes are old


    cool pix!
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    here is me at 15 years old at a State race in Julian Ca.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veloculture
    here is me at 15 years old at a State race in Julian Ca.

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    hey watch it there tuff guy

    i probably spanked you on that downhill.

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    So high I think I got a nose bleed!


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    Quote Originally Posted by mtber3737
    Spokey-Doke: Notice the same jersey (JT was really popular back then!) and custom paint job on the helmet. I had just moved to the Master's class (45 and over) and thought I was really cool back then..

    First shot is the XC race (had snow in the trees that year!!!) Really needed Nevegals as those Specialized Team tires slipped all over the place. Notice my intent look as I discovered that rim brakes do not work in the snow!!! ... slipped into 3rd place

    Second shot is the Kamikaze Downhill... I had just bitten my tongue & was hanging on for dear life. Notice the tight chain! and all that body armor

    No picture of the Hill Climb race... where I promptly passed out after finishing 3rd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indigosky
    Is that the Hogback outside of Denver in the last shot?
    Good eye. Yes it is.

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    Early mtb pic. 1985 in the Atlanta Georgia Dome, I think.



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    I was ahead of the curve...

    In a quest for ever-bigger wheels, here I am on my older sister's bike at the age of 4 in 1977.
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    And.

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    In a quest for ever-bigger wheels, here I am on my older sister's bike at the age of 4 in 1977.
    And You're doing a trackstand!

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    Actually I'm riding backwards on sis' fixie - Mom just had impeccable timing with the Polaroid!

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    Going back a little further . . .

    I'm really trying to dig up stuff for you, Nat. Even if it means showing people my short-shorts and long socks!
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    I just got a bunch of new wallpaper. Thanks for bring this back up, awesome thread!
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    Since you guys bumped this up... scanned these in awhile back.

    Early '90's - RockHopper Sport, somewhere near Atlanta, GA


    ...or rewind a bit farther...
    My Mom sprouted more than few grey hairs from this, but she eventually accepted it - she took these pictures!


    Suffice it to say "Cool thread!"

    Which would be better than me quoting every cool picture post with a separate "Cool Pic!" comment. There are soooo many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spokey-Doke
    I'm really trying to dig up stuff for you, Nat. Even if it means showing people my short-shorts and long socks!
    Nice action shot! Is that an old Jolt Cola shirt?

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    Keep this thread alive!

    Love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    Nice action shot! Is that an old Jolt Cola shirt?
    Good eye. One of my favorite shirts ever.

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    Not nearly as old as the rest of the photos, but my early pics on my first real mtb:

    92 Camp Tamarack xc race, New Jersey

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    Beginner jr top 3 Mt Peter xc, NY 92 and me among the field before the start of the Camp Tamarack race.

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    Not sure what race this was, maybe Ringwood 92???

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    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidandmelinda/2317320412/" title="banff bike trip_001 by Melinda and David, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2169/2317320412_a6ddf47b6f_b.jpg" width="1024" height="678" alt="banff bike trip_001"></a>

    1989-1990 I think. Mantis XCR-EC, Oakley Dalmation Sunglasses, Specialized Ground Control Shoes, and Mantis T-shirt at Banff National Park somewhere. Spokey things were Tony the Tiger prizes from Frosty Flakes I think.
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    Great scrolling back through time.
    I started mtb in '93 so I loved seeing the state of the art from back in the day.

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    This is the best thread that I have seen on the 29er pages in months!
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    1993 Cactus Cup

    Specialized M2
    Red Ringle skewers (a must)
    I loved that Specialized helmet...finally something that looked "modern"
    Flight saddle (another must!)

    I have a pic from racing Am. Cup at Snow Summit somewhere... It is a winner... I am wearing a fanny pack...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rydbyk
    Specialized M2
    Red Ringle skewers (a must)
    I loved that Specialized helmet...finally something that looked "modern"
    Flight saddle (another must!)

    I have a pic from racing Am. Cup at Snow Summit somewhere... It is a winner... I am wearing a fanny pack...
    Nice bar-ends ... but, I noticed none in your profile pic. Here is the oldest I can find ... Carrerra Grande and the Cactus Cup of the same year ...


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    This is the oldest that I have of myself:


    October '94, ripping down a (almost) local mountain - Baccini 560
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    Quote Originally Posted by gjenkins@
    Nice bar-ends ... but, I noticed none in your profile pic. Here is the oldest I can find ... Carrerra Grande and the Cactus Cup of the same year ...


    touche the debate that NEVER dies..haha.

    1993 pic = scott bars with "bar ends" that are part of bar (all one piece). loved 'em.

    The bar ends come and go based on the course or day..

    Profile pic was San Dimas race...not enough climbing or hrs on bike to need them imo

    nice pics btw

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    On the Government Trail that goes from Snowmass to Aspen. Huge drop off next to impossible to make without a front shock. This is from 1992 before I installed a Marzocchi XC 400. Finally made the dropoff the next summer after I got the Zoch. First picture is heading towards the dropoff, second is the fall and third is a second attempt gone bad.





    Next picture is riding the Porcupine Rim trail in Moab. Incredible view. This is summer of '93 after I got the Zocchi shock. Man I miss those days.



    BTW the bike is a 1989 Klein Pinnacle with WTB hubs and Campagnolo rims, Cooks Brothers headstock, XT derailuers. Killer bike. Weighs 25 lbs. Still own it and ride it occasionally.

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    Wow! MTBing has come a long way.

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    what an awesome thread!

    love seeing those old photos and where the sport has come from!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spokey-Doke
    Mammoth Mountain Kamikaze, 1987. Nineteen years old.
    What frame is this? I believe it is a Fisher, if so this was my first mtn. bike frame circa 1988.

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    I love the old BMX shots. It was all about style and flow then, rather than so flippy and tech that you cant see straight. When I rode BMX in the 90s I tried to ride the fast and flowy style. Much more satisfying to me. Great pics every one!

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    Let's Get This Going Again

    Winning the sport class, 1987 Vacaville Fiesta Fiasco:

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