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I said this once and I'll say it again. I can close my eyes and still feel the rush of screaming into the first corner at Rancho on a sidehack at 35+ MPH.

 

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SICK!! i grew up in san diego, so i got a special place in my heart for rancho.....killer pics :16:

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Oh Oh Rancho! I want in!

 

Here's Jeff Bottema coming out of the second berm at Rancho in 1976 or 77:

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Here's myself #299 in a race for second with Jesse Pedron #30 of Wheels-N-Things in about 1976 or 77(Sorry I forget who that is in first):

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Craig Small of The Bike Shop Team(Eddie & Mikey King used to race for The Bike Shop before Wheels-N-Things) and myself #299 in second and Barney Barnett(?)#39 up high on the first turn berm in about 1976 or 77:

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Here's Boo Boo Moreno of Wheel-N-Things coming off the last jump at Rancho ahead of possibly Heary Leary of JMC in about 1977:

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Here's Boo Boo again going into the last turn all alone in about 1977. Wheels-N-Things had the trickest gear and there bikes were equally as trick. That's a Scorcher that Boo Boo is riding. Way Trick!

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Bottema up high on the first berm in about 1977:

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Here's my brother Tom Welsh #702 coming out of the first berm at Rancho ahead of Mike Mendenhall #46 in about 1976 or 77:

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3 more. All taken at the same track

 

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are those video stills, Rick?

 

 

Mike, those are great pics... I sure miss the stories that Sandy would be telling at times like this.

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Mike,

 

The JMC rider behind Boo Boo looks like Dennis Foster on his orange (Chromolly) Webco (pre-JMC frame days)

 

Rick,

 

"3 more. All taken at the same track", Looks like Lakeside!!!! What a dragstrip that place was....

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YOUR RIGHT THAT WAS THE LAKESIDE TRACKOSThumbsUpPeace[1].gif

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Mike those sure are some great pictures.

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Rancho San Diego bump.

 

Great stuff as always Welsh!

 

 

I'm consolidating forums. The 70's forum is being subsumed back into the main trackside forum. Just wanted to bump this so hopefully missing pics can be replaced.

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I got some to add soon

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Rad...I forgot about this thread.....Well stop talking and post em up Johnny! :Frustration:

:Special Salute:

:blastin:

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The late Kris Parenteau (Wheels N' Things) on a SE JU-6

Last jump at Rancho 1979

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1980 at Rancho, NBA U.S. National

 

Shawn Texas, Eddy King, Donny Atherton

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Shawn Texas, Eddy King, pete Loncarevich, Insane Dwayne Williams, Larry Stepp

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Cruisers Greg Hill (Shimano), Ted Guilmette (Schwinnn), crossing the finish

Larry Stepp (Randal's Schwinn), Dwight Lowell (Littlejohn), & Mark Pippin (SE)

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DG factory Pro Byron Friday followed by DG co-factory riders Eric Braegger

Chris Foster (on the 24"), & Billy Knudsen

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Pros Greg Hill (Shimano), Bobby Woods (Robinson), Perry Kramer (SE)

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I couldn't modify the first post but here's a few

 

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Interesting zoomed in one pointed out by Johnny. It shows the Mighty Oz taking a pic but more interesting, it shows the infamous Crofoot brothers crash. When you slammed at Rancho first turn, there was no such thing as a small injury

 

 

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Here's a 1977 video capture sequence of intermediate hacks

 

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The pics always rock of history like this....

 

Know what really BLOWS me away, is how these guys post what pic, where it was, who did this and all these antecdotes. Same with Danny Oakley last year at Calabazas...dude was looking at old mags and knew by a freakin corner what track it was. Amazing memories these guys have.

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those pics are hot johnny got any more ,oh and those sidehack guys are nuts

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The pic of the sidehack guys with Oz shooting pics............

 

-Man those Crowfoot bros. are taking a gnarly digger off of turn one!!

-No ID on the leaders

-The hack in second is piloted by Robbie Kirkum, no Id on the monkey.

They got a pic of them in BMX Plus that day.

-The hack in last is piloted by a very tall 12 or 13 year old Todd Van Pelt from Central California.

I used to race him all the time

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Jumping after the 81' NBA Super Nationals at Rancho.

Johnny Johnson (left) Tom Christopher (BMX Plus).

We were supposed to go slow and jump together.

Tom decided to go fast and make me chase him.

I had to go super fast to catch up with him so we

could hit the jump together. Tom flew a few feet.

I totally flew like 30 feet, so far I landed in the berm.

My bars went forward on impact. Crossbar touching the front tire.

Thanks for the motivation Tom! LOL!

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Johnny Johnson (right) going for max air, last jump at Rancho 1981.

Figure the top of the jump is 5 feet from the ground.

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1980 NBA National at Rancho, first berm Pro action.

Stu Thomsen (Red Line), Tinker Juarez (Mongoose), Donny Atherton (Schwinn),

Scott Clark (Bear Development)

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Johnny Johnson and Tony Denham (CW) last jump at Rancho

1981 NBA Diamond Back Summer National

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Mike Discipulo (Nomura), Johnny Johnson (#6), Kenny Failing (red/ white)

1981 NBA Super National at Rancho, first berm

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Tom Christopher (BMX Plus) and Johnny Johnson

1981 NBA Super National at Rancho exiting turn three

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The very last main ever at Rancho 1982.

Taylor Troney (Wheels N' Things), Shawn Wimberly (The Bike Shop/ El Cajon)

Eric "Koho" Jones (3rd), and Eric Rolph (4th)

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Great site (thanks for the link, Mike!)

 

Bob and Dave Sieber, MM1, last turn at Rancho.

 

Sorry. I don't know the guys we are sending over the top.

 

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great pic...

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I'm hoping there's a lot more where that came from!

 

Welcome to the party, Bob. :cheers:

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Bob! good to see you here again. I was hoping someone could ID the other hack. They apparently had bad luck as we took them out too. Ended up breaking the monkey's ankle in one race. Not on purpose of course.

#1 Rule at Rancho hacks was that there was no rules.

Rick g

 

(Tom's Bike Shop Hack #10 (or 100 when the other #10 signed up before us))

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