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Friday, March 9, 2012

old school image for today

yours truly- sport class stallion, suffering up  Humbug Hill in Breckentidge, 1988



this is an image from the Humbug Hill climb stage of the 1988 Breckenridge Fall Classic. the race was for many years the season finale of the legendary Colorado Offroad Points Series (CORPS). the past several years have been hit or miss with the event- sometimes it happens, sometimes not... a sad testament to the decline of XC mountain bike racing as it was once known.
this was my first year of mtb racing waaay back in the day, as the image clearly demonstrates; note the hippie-hair, t-shirt, fabric-covered Giro helmet perched at a jaunty angle, Oakley Frogskins, toe clips (this was well before SPD's made their debut, remember) and a bike well-suited to that era.

those were some good times, yo.

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