This is from the Mount Snow Dual Slalom back in 1996. I was racing for Team X Ray which was SRAM/Gripshifts grassroots racing team. I was also sponsored by Bell Helmets as well.
I was racing on a Proflex P.O.S. bike that was just awful, my Mongoose Amp broke for the 10th time the week before and I couldn't get the replacement in time from FTW. those were the days my friends when nationals had 20,000 spectators, 2,000 racers and you could practice all week with the pros on the same course!! Oh yeah and the camping in the parking lot was free.
people used to bitch about racing then, if they only knew how bad it would be 12 years later.