Big Air From the 90s

posted Sep 12, 2009, 6:04 PM by Donald Vescio   [ updated Sep 12, 2011, 8:11 AM ]
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.