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Former (and maybe some current) NORBA/IMBA racers of the 80s and 90s,

I was walking down memory lane, sharing some stories with fellow racers from BITD and laughing with my wife about some of the races particularly Mt Snow in the early 90s. My wife immediately adopted the term Tomechanical after hearing it announced once and applied it to every parts breakage (mine, Tomac's or anyone else's) from '91 onwards.

As I try to locate some of mine, I'd love to see what pictures you might have from those big NORBA races as well as the Grundig and Jeep sponsored series. Late 80's early 90's - not just the "big guys" but whatever you have.

Post 'em here for all to see ... Or send them to me ;):D

Thanks and stay well and have a Happy New Year!
 

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Exactly. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
 

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Where's the thread with all the old school race photos? That's a good one that already exists!
I suspect you mean this thread

Vintage Race Photos

Yeah I forgot about that one. Great photos therein.

Most seem like professional photos and are of the Pros. Great stuff but it would be nice to see some pictures taken by regular folk of the non famous as well as famous people on the track. Post them on that thread or here - doesn't matter - it would be great to see what people have stuck in envelopes and albums.

I took a day off today and am enjoying the reminiscing.
 

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Jimmy Deaton and Robbie Rupe watch from the sidelines.
 

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A Ritchey with a Scott fork, sacrilegious!
Ritchey and Scott have had a relationship for years and the race team all used the forks for a year or two including Ruthie. Tom currently rides a carbon Scott mountain bike.

Frischknecht also rode a steel Scott full suspension bike in '93 or so with Ritchey decals. A forum member has the bike.
 
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Ritchey and Scott have had a relationship for years and the race team all used the forks for a year or two including Ruthie. Tom currently rides a carbon Scott mountain bike.

Frischknecht also rode a steel Scott full suspension bike in '93 or so with Ritchey decals. A forum member has the bike.
It just doesn't seem right, but's it's business. Especially when Tom and I recently passed each other on Crazy Pete trail, he was on a Scott, with a Scott jersey. I did get a double take and a big smile when he realized I was on a P21.
 

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Regular folk, non pro?
Must mean me, when I was a bit "lighter" than now:
That's what I'm talking about Willis!!!

We have plenty of Pro photos but seeing pictures of "regular" folk at these races means it was once (and maybe still is) a "regular folk" event - even the biggest of the races. And in those days though it was competetive, the fun and camraderie was the best
 

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Ritchey and Scott have had a relationship for years and the race team all used the forks for a year or two including Ruthie. Tom currently rides a carbon Scott mountain bike.

Frischknecht also rode a steel Scott full suspension bike in '93 or so with Ritchey decals. A forum member has the bike.
This one?

 

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Since you showed me yours, I'll show you mine (no GoB, no Naked Crit pics ;))

 

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All of these were taken with an inexpensive point and shoot camera. Here are a few photos of the guy who came up with the Mount Snow Naked Crit idea:

Louie Trevino




The guy doing the filming back then is now doing it as an idependent sports photographer in NYC - Marco Quezada. Guess he got his start way back then.

While not a racing photo, I figured I'd throw this in too - some members of our Team:
 

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This one is definitely not famous. It's me, from the 1996 Cactus Cup in AZ. I'm riding my 1993 Specialized S-Works Steel, with carbon Judys and blue Grafton cranks. Everthing else was a mix of XT/XTR. I'm wearing my NAU jersey, an original Camelbak, and an ExtrAir helmet. Oh, and some M-Frames.

Clothing Tire Wheel Bicycle frame Bicycle wheel
 

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This one is definitely not famous. It's me, from the 1996 Cactus Cup in AZ. I'm riding my 1993 Specialized S-Works Steel, with carbon Judys and blue Grafton cranks. Everthing else was a mix of XT/XTR. I'm wearing my NAU jersey, an original Camelbak, and an ExtrAir helmet. Oh, and some M-Frames.

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It's interesting to see how body position has evolved from then to now. Definitely biased for the descent now. Cool pic.
 

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It's interesting to see how body position has evolved from then to now. Definitely biased for the descent now. Cool pic.
I remember that uphill and cross country were big while separate downhill races were a relatively new and not quite as popular among the racers - at least here in the Northeast.

I think the prevailing attitude was
"Hey, anyone can go fast downhill..." :smilewinkgrin:

Are there separate uphill races anymore? :skep:

After one of those "easy" NORBA downhills on which I left most of the skin of my left forearm, I bought myself a pair of arm and shin protectors. Not much but better than nothing I guess. Think of corregated cardboard covered by blue nylon and held on by elastic straps.
 
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