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Awesome pics 8)


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Giom6 wrote:
There's some serious riding going on there.

Love the picture of them on the start line, what must have been going through Jason's head right then? Love the last picture too, sums up how biking, and racing, can people together.

Keep them coming Carl.

Legend :)


Cheers Gio.

It must have been one of his families proudest moments. Im still in awe at the start gate image, the sheer look of determination on Jasons face says it all.

Every time i look at it i think of this.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwer1CiteBg


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Look at the size of that chain ring!


Amazing, pushing gears that size and reaching speeds close to 60mph.... :shock:


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sinnerman wrote:
Giom6 wrote:
There's some serious riding going on there.

Love the picture of them on the start line, what must have been going through Jason's head right then? Love the last picture too, sums up how biking, and racing, can people together.

Keep them coming Carl.

Legend :)


Cheers Gio.

It must have been one of his families proudest moments. Im still in awe at the start gate image, the sheer look of determination on Jasons face says it all.

Every time i look at it i think of this.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwer1CiteBg


Is there a clip of the race on you tube anywhere?


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the_duke wrote:
Real inspiring story and some great pictures! There should be a film about it!


Duke, i totally agree, if there was ever a story of mountain bike racing worthy of making a film, The JMC story is the One.


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Found it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX4qkAbDyyk


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Some cracking pics there Carl. He gave Rockwell a run for his money that's for sure :D


He sure did mate, any idea what sort of budget a Factory team like Yeti had back then...?

The feeling of Pressure must have been intense for him, enough pressure to make a lesser man crumble at the thought of what was needed.

For me its the "Rocky" story for mountain bikers.

Simply inspiring.


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Real inspiring story and some great pictures! There should be a film about it!


Who would you get to play JMC?



me, id do it for for the love :D


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Some cracking pics there Carl. He gave Rockwell a run for his money that's for sure :D


He sure did mate, any idea what sort of budget a Factory team like Yeti had back then...?

The feeling of Pressure must have been intense for him, enough pressure to make a lesser man crumble at the thought of what was needed.

For me its the "Rocky" story for mountain bikers.

Simply inspiring.


Not a huge budget in 93, it was still early days for DH mountain biking so wasn't unusual to see unknown riders doing well against established pro's. That's how the unknown guys got established :wink:


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Silverfish wrote:
sinnerman wrote:
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Some cracking pics there Carl. He gave Rockwell a run for his money that's for sure :D


He sure did mate, any idea what sort of budget a Factory team like Yeti had back then...?

The feeling of Pressure must have been intense for him, enough pressure to make a lesser man crumble at the thought of what was needed.

For me its the "Rocky" story for mountain bikers.

Simply inspiring.


Not a huge budget in 93, it was still early days for DH mountain biking so wasn't unusual to see unknown riders doing well against established pro's. That's how the unknown guys got established :wink:


I know for fact that it cost approx £100,000 to put on the event back then, (a small amount by todays standards. And this was the first time the event was filmed and made for T.V, albeit only for American Viewing.(at the time)

I cant imagine Yeti had a massive budget especially by todays standards, and even though there presence and image at the races seem mammoth in itself due to there BOX vans, race kits and awsum colours and Livery, even Yeti was considered a smaller Factory race team in comparison to some others.

I suspect even a Pro Yeti sponsored riders support was a far cry from being a jobless shop sponsored rider from Northen England, using his credit cards to fund the trip, and the Hope of cash wins for each race to afford to get to the next heat and battle..... :wink:


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