Author Topic: 10 years..  (Read 34903 times)

north

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10 years..
« on: August 23, 2005, 11:25:30 PM »
cant believe it's really been ten years.

its going to be a special ride tomorrow i think.

monsta

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JMC
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2005, 11:37:17 PM »
A nod from the STW collective

DLH

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10 years..
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2005, 08:12:54 AM »
I too cant believe its ten years. Thoughts to Jim, Rose and family today. RIDE FREE JMC.

projectleeds

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10 years..
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2005, 11:37:04 AM »

jonny

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10 years..
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2005, 12:12:26 PM »
A truly sad day. Riding this afternoon, I know it's what JMC would have been doing if he was here today, its pouring here. Miserable weather for a sad, sad day. 10 years already? Amazing. I can remember seeing it on the news, like it was yesterday, cliche or not.

R.I.P JMC.  :cry:

Anonymous

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10 years..
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2005, 12:19:10 PM »
Words from the Bikemagic people;

http://www.bikemagic.com/forum/forummessages/mps/dt/4/UTN/67811/last/1/V/6/SP/


Will be thinking of JMC and all friends and family on my evening ride tonight.

Anonymous

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10 years..
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2005, 12:39:38 PM »
Everyone go and watch DIRT and dig out all of those MBUKs in memory
R.I.P JMC

Moontan

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10 years
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2005, 01:56:25 PM »
God bless you Jason.

Thanks for the memories.

spacehopper

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Ten years
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2005, 08:32:34 PM »
Rip jase :(

cant believe its been ten years...

Ali C

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Ride free Jason
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2005, 01:22:33 PM »
When i first started getting into mountain biking 12 years ago the mags were mostly all full of the American and European stars, then along came Jason it was good to see some brit up there and sponsored by specialized
just shows we could cut it ,i believe that Jason certainly opened a lot of doors for the UK downhill crowd
Ten years cant believe it
thanks Jason for the insperation

PhilA

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10 years..
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2005, 01:34:30 PM »
Rode my 1st ever donwhill course last night and was thinking of Jason. Can't believe it was 10 years ago..

cyclist29

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JMC
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2005, 08:17:57 PM »
I still remember reading the story in Cycling Weekly about the accident. Every week I would look forward to seeing what JMC had won and how he was getting on in the World Cup. That week it was not the news I expected. The big picture was not of a glorious win.

Looking back now and seeing how well the Brits are performing on the world circuit today, is a lasting tribute for the hard work that Jason and his Dad went to, just to race. If you need inspiration for almost anything, just find a video of JMC getting 2nd place in the Kamikaze Eliminator. Amazing.

Jofi

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Inspiration
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2005, 12:56:15 PM »
Racing at the Eston Hills NEMBA back in the early '90s Jason was standing by the bombhole near the bottom of the course shouting encouragement to everyone who passed, willing them to catch the person infront (back in the days of 2-up starts for DH races).

It made my day being encouraged by my idol and if it wasn't for Jason I probably wouldn't be riding today, with more and more enthusiasm as the years pass.

Still very much in our thoughts and an inspiration.

Adrian from NWMBA

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Toughts of Jase
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2005, 05:24:30 PM »
I was not only lucky to meet Jason around the circuit we also ran races he would star in, and a star he was, that is not to decry the brilliance of Steve Pete and others but this text box is dedicated to Jason. Just how strong would the British Scene be today if Jason had been here. At the moment the UK is ranked No 3 DH Nation at the UCI, given the general indifference the sport gets here and varying venues few of whihc match up with world class courses I for one am not going to believe that Jason has not been party to making that success possible over the last 10 years and his influence will keep us going for a further 10

JohnStevenson

10 years..
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2005, 01:08:35 PM »
I'm also stunned that it's been ten years. I still vividly remember hearing the news by email in the grotty office Australian Mountain Bike magazine was in back then. I'm not ashamed to admit I cried. Not because I knew Jason especially well, but because there are people who should NOT be taken young, and Jason was one of them. The injustice...

My fondest memory is of sitting on a pile of gravel for about 20 minutes waiting for Jason to come round on the next lap of a NEMBA cross country race near Catterick in 1991. Jason had been showboating on a small jump each lap and Jim and I sat next to each other, cameras ready, to capture the action. That was my first and only magazine cover shot.

Thanks for the memories.