the Guy in the last photo-is that Steve Devine?-I remember him in the 'Pioneer versus The Rat' article in Bicycle Action BITD.
Nice to know someone else on here was at the Easter Mountainbike Festival at Llanwyrtyd!!
Yup, he featured in a few Overbury's ads at the time and helped design the Pioneer. I can't remember exactly how it worked, but I bought my Pioneer through him. I never actually visited Overbury's.
It was just a happy coincidence that my mate Dudley's parents had a holiday home in Abergwesyn, a few miles up the road from Llanwrtyd Wells, and Steve was living in the town at the time. He was ex-bristol, knew the Overbury's guys well and had some involvement with Gordon Green, Rhodry Thomas and Phil Westoby at the MountainBike centre and later Red Kite Mountainbikes.
If you were riding at the time, you might be able to contribute to my Man versus Horse thread...http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 356013929d
I've been trying to dig up some of the older riders out there, MVH, Fat tyre Five, Wendover Bash, Cross Country Cycling Club etc. from those few years before XC racing and the cyclocross riders took over.
The guys over at the Geoff Apps/Highpath threads might be interested in the 'Pioneer versus The Rat' article. if GrahamJohnWallace
hasn't got it already. I'm thinking of going to the Wendover meeting this year (5th Dec) to see some of their rides. I'll take my Pioneer.
All the best,
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