Text below I posted elsewhere, but it seems to belong here...
I won a magazine comp (MBUK or Mountain Biker), so myself and a mate got to stay with the Ritchey/Schwinn (+ Caroline Alexander) team for the '93 Plymouth WC race, hanging at the hotel, eating with them, helping prep bikes and even riding their bikes. On the training day, we rode the course with Tim Gould, Mike Kloser, World Champ Henrik Djernis and Henrik Frischnekt. We both virtually popped our lungs trying to keep up!
On the first big steep downhill we were passed by Tomac - going sideways!
On raceday we hung out in the team tent, and then went out on course with the team manager Mike Burney and Caroline, and handed out water bottles and swapped muddy sun glasses for Tim Gould and Co.
At the end of the weekend we each got given Team Ritchey/Schwinn jerseys and shorts (still have the Ritchey jersey), and I also have Mike Klosers signed race number somewhere.
That weekend was so cool. I remember that Tim and his girlfriend (a vegetarian) were appalled that we had eaten every meal at McDonalds on the drive down from RAF Wittering
Must dig out all the old photos, programme etc