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 Post subject: Kamikaze
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 11:47 pm 
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Awesome footage.. I remember this featuring on a show called High5 [used to air early on Saturday's on C4, remember it?].. I have the original VHS video in storage..

Tomac, Kloser.. Who's the Marin rider?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wJjZ34ZQl0


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 9:03 am 
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The MadCows featured on High5 once, racing at Knebworth with JMC and the Raleigh pro team. Got that on video somewhere too!


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 1:43 am 
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The first Kamikaze race was in 1985, and the promoter, Don Douglas, called me in as a consultant, because until that time I was the only person who had promoted any downhill races. I organized the timekeeping and scoring and handled the starts.

The race in the video looks like about '86 or '87. I know the Marin rider, just can't put a name to him. It will come to me.


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 2:00 am 
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Have you raced the Kamikaze on Mammouth Mountain Repack Rider? I'm sure there's a bit in that original video where the camera is h'bar mounted.. Looks awesome.. :twisted:

Whilst looking for the Marin Rider, I thought I'd check the MTB Hall Of Fame.. Saw you in there 8)


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 3:56 am 
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kingroon wrote:
Have you raced the Kamikaze on Mammouth Mountain Repack Rider? I'm sure there's a bit in that original video where the camera is h'bar mounted.. Looks awesome.. :twisted:

Whilst looking for the Marin Rider, I thought I'd check the MTB Hall Of Fame.. Saw you in there 8)


I have ridden down that mountain, but I have never raced it. It's effing SCARY.

At the top the surface is loose and sandy and about a foot deep. The first turn is extremely off-camber and it takes forever to get around it.

On the straightaways you can let go of the brakes if you have the guts, and I have heard of speeds of 60 mph. The high elevation means there isn't much wind resistance.

I'm pretty sure this is the first place riders started wearing extensive armor.

I have some photos from the 1985 race, so I'll scan them and post them.


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 12:32 pm 
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I seem to remember a photo in MBUK BITD of ?Mike King going down Kamikaze halfway round a corner at 50+ mph and you can see the rear wheel in mid-explosion as the tyre parts from the rim and disintegrates...


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 3:39 pm 
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jimmy knight overtaking tinker crash looks properly scary as well...


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 10:24 pm 
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I have the vid infront of me.
Iwatched it last week , it did make me chuckle.
just coincidence it was mentioned in this thread.
I have taken a pic of the cover ,which is a great retro one.
It is beyond my computer skill to post it up.I can email it to someone if they could maybe put it up.

Regards Colin


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 Post subject: Re: Kamikaze
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 11:31 pm 
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kingroon wrote:
Tomac, Kloser.. Who's the Marin rider?


Mike Jordan. Fortunately I put names on some of my photos. Here he is in 1985.


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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2007 12:58 am 
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From colinr! Classic..


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