Photo from a Central New York Crit in the early nineties. Course was an oval loop: straight up one side, straight down the other. A cross road bisected the course near the bottom third of the descent. I would blast the downhill, which was very steep; when I hit the cross road at over fifty miles per hour, my bike would launch upward and I would cover some remarkable distance. I was dropped early in the race--I never could climb--but I worked hard to keep from getting lapped by the pack because the downhill was so exciting.
The photo below appeared in a major city newspaper. Note the "bump" sign in the background.
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