Author Topic: 10 years..  (Read 34902 times)

Andy Nickson

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10 years..
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2005, 08:18:30 PM »
Jason has always been my ultimate MTB hero, since I started riding in 89 I followed Jasons career as a true fan. I even met him and still have the signed t shirt from bicycle expo!

A charming guy in person and an inspiration on a bike.

My very best wishes to Jim, Rose and all the family.

Andy

Anonymous

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10 years..
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2005, 09:39:14 PM »
Couldnt agree more with everything Andys just said.

An inspiration to me and all of my biking freinds.

Tasminracer

10 years..
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2005, 10:34:53 AM »
10  years wow, I remember walking into whsmiths and flicking though a copy of Mountain Biking Uk, reading the usual JMC  story and then noticing a pic of him in the news section, and below it the news of his death. i must have read it 3 times before it sank in.

my wife still cant even watch the old dirt video now..

and I cant quite believe at the age of 36 I'm sat here when i should be working, with tears in my eye's  over a Guy I never actually met but whose career I followed avidly in those early days of MTB, If ever there was someone destined for greatness then it was JMC.

 I was up racing the car at Knockhill recently, staying with some friends,  and the conversation turned to MTB racing,  as one of the lads was off racing at geneva i think, and it wasnt long before JMC came up.

Its often said that  Sir Stirling Moss was the greatest motor racer never to win the world championship and I think the same is true of JMC... Simply the best..

Im rambling now so I'll sign off, and get the p7  out of the shed for a thrash


"Ride Free JMC in our hearts you'll live forever"


Graham..
If its too steep your too Old"

dh_jonny

10 years..
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2005, 10:31:50 PM »
Man 10 years!!

Still brings a tear to my eye all these years later.

JMC was my idol back then when I was 16 and every ride to this day i dedicate what i do to him.


Ride free JMC

Anyone know where i can get dirt, my copy wore out years ago.

My very best wishes to Jim, Rose and all the family.
ever explain, never apologise, never look back. game on!!

bottle351

Hmmm...
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2005, 05:19:01 PM »
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10 years
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2005, 11:59:30 AM »
Just wanted to add my bit again as someone who didnt know Jason personally he was a great insperation to me.  I did alot of mountain biking from 92 - 02 having to stop after getting a bad back injury.  I remember having to have everything JMC had like the OGK helmet and the RTS. I can remember just going to watch the Grundig in Plymouth just to watch jase ride with those huge bars and bag going down the end downhill of the course so much faster then the xcountry riders It was there a year later I was racing having just heard of JMC death.  I now sit here awaiting a new bike to arrive so i can get riding again 3 years after never being on a bike and have put on the weight to many JMC big macs.  So when I get back up the hills here down in the south west JMC will be with me.  Thanks JMC still have that signed poster on my wall and always will.  Also time to get a new tatoo and now I the time is right to get it I think you can all guess what it is.         Martin Owen

baby94006

Is this
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2005, 05:56:41 AM »
Quote from: "DLH"
RIDE FREE JMC.

 Is this what I think it is? ... Thats awesome!:)

Phil

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10 years on :(
« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2005, 02:47:19 PM »
On the 25th August 1995  I sat down at my computer and logged into the CIX messaging forum. (pre Internet forums)  This was the message I saw.

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Author: dsfit     Date:  25/08/1995 9:57 AM      Message:  3767      

Jason McRoy has been killed in a motorcycle crash. I wish These words
weren't true, 'cos the guy was something really special. But they are.

Dave
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I remember running out of the house in tears and in complete disbelief. I didn't know Jason as friend but was lucky enough to spend a week with Jason and Jim in a house in Switzerland in 93.

Jason was someone so special and the week with Jase and Jim is something I'll never forget. I was an inexperienced junior rider then and Jason provided me with tips; but more importantly Jason was the guy that everyone wanted to be like and I aspired to be like Jase.

I'm amazed that we are now 10 years on. I posted the message below on CIX 10 years ago..  the words "NEVER be Forgotten"  were in Bold - I'm glad those words still ring true, Jason will never be forgotten.

Ride Free JMC.

     
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Author: phillzee     Date:  25/08/1995 10:05 PM      Message:  3772      

JASE..... THE BEST
His kindness and help will NEVER be forgotten
He will be missed so much, the nicest guy there was, words just can't
begin to explain.

Why ?

I'll never understand.

Phil

jamie

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10 years..
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2006, 03:43:57 PM »
Wow as eveyone's saying 10 YEARS ALREADY.

JMC was such a great part of the mountain biking scene back then and everyone i knew aspired to be like him. He truely was a great guy, a great rider and a great personality for the sport.

I grew up with mountain biking in the late eighties and still ride today and every now and again i just keep thinking of the great times that me and my mates had at race events every year especially the Malvern Classic all of those coloured anodised bits and titanium, Ringle and Grafton parts that everyone craved and the new arrival of club roost riser bars, mmm those were the days ........

Sorry guys just a bit of nostalgia for you all

RIP JMC, Never forgotton!

daveramma

10 years..
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2006, 12:27:37 AM »
10 yrs ,can t believe it,i used to ride with jase at whickham thorns over in gateshead quite a bit,he was a true gent,he alway s had time for other s and all the kids loved him,i ve seen him ride mtb s,road bike s,cross bike s and track bikes,he could of raced any of these at the highest level and would of became world and olympic champion such was his disire..he was taken from us far too early but his spirit still inspire s us all...we ll all meet again one day,i look forward to it!!!!

Eldrik

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11 years already
« Reply #25 on: August 24, 2006, 06:42:56 PM »
I started mountain biking in Durham, 1990, aged 12, and Jason was always the rider we all looked up to, especially because he was a local boy done good.

Fond memories remain of Jason and the Salsa/MBUK team at NEMBAs in 1992 and 1993, when we all rode XC, DH, dual slalom and trials all on the same bike!  I've got a great picture of Jason and Sophie at the top of the DH at Hamsterley, complete with A La Cartes and Mag 21s :)

Sadly missed, but I like to think his legacy is one of the great strength in British donwhilling and 4X that we see at the moment....

doodles

Re: 11 years already
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2008, 01:30:52 PM »
I started mountain biking in Durham, 1990, aged 12, and Jason was always the rider we all looked up to, especially because he was a local boy done good.

Fond memories remain of Jason and the Salsa/MBUK team at NEMBAs in 1992 and 1993, when we all rode XC, DH, dual slalom and trials all on the same bike!  I've got a great picture of Jason and Sophie at the top of the DH at Hamsterley, complete with A La Cartes and Mag 21s :)

Sadly missed, but I like to think his legacy is one of the great strength in British donwhilling and 4X that we see at the moment....


Mag21s WOW Remember them! What about the STTi ones

dominic

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Re: 10 years..
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2008, 09:09:21 PM »
Until 6 hours ago i had never heard of Jason McRoy but i've just come come back from a long bike ride starting and finishing in Huddersfield.  My route took me onto the Woodhead Pass where i passed Jason's shrine.  Unfortunately i often go past road side memorials, i guess its a sad fact of life bit there was something different about Jason's.  Having gone past at a fair speed something made me do a u-turn and go back and have a proper look. 

I guess it was probably the fact that the memorial was so well maintained and had a bike frame and trophies propped up against the fence.  Who ever is responsible for maintaining it should pat themselves on the back.  I stopped for a few minutes and looked at the photos and trophies and was really touched as the sun reflected off the trophies.  I thought about it all the way back home and was curious as to who Jason was and ultimately what could of happened to him on that stretch of road.  This led me to your web-site which is a credit to Jason's parents as is the shrine.  I think what you have done has helped to perpetuate Jason's memory to those outside his family and friends which is a really good thing. 

I will be having a drink for Jason tonight and will say hello to him every time i pass his memorial

Davey

Re: 10 years..
« Reply #28 on: January 01, 2009, 06:00:25 AM »
Hello, all,

I was a late-comer to the exploits of Jason McRoy and am not even a very adventurous stunt-cyclist. 

But I want you all to know that from what I've seen (from for example the "Sprung" videos) and heard (from word of mouth) that I view Jason McRoy as something special in that particular field.

For a long time I didn't know anything about high-performance cycling; then, in I believe it was in 1998, a good friend of mine introduced me to "Sprung", and footage of a cheeky-grinned, blonde-haired maniac performing one-wheeled, up-hill turns on a bicycle.

I've seen many tricks on many bikes since then, but the name "Jason McRoy" has stuck with me ever since, and is well-known to people outwith my normal circle.  I enjoy cycling normally, but there are people who I know I know who can bunny-hop on their back-wheels from one bike-stand to the next, people who are THAT good, who still speak his name only in awe.

I speak as an outsider - Jason McRoy has left his mark.  He did nothing in vain; whenever extreme cycling comes up in discussion, as it so often does, given the company I keep, it is a rare conversation that does not mention his name.

Whatever fans of Jason read this, be encouraged. 

Whatever relatives of Jason read this, be proud.

Me and my friends wil take our tales of Jason McRoy into 2009 and beyond.

To the parents of Jason McRoy, you gave the world a fine standard and a wonderful gift.

My very best,

PD

kaizzer

Re: 10 years..
« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2009, 05:35:36 PM »
He was my hero back then and still is now,

Ride o JMC. Legend.

Regards to his family.

 

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