Archive for January, 2010

1979 Survivor CYC Stormer

Posted in 1979, Bike Identifying on January 31, 2010 by Racer

Rick of Vintage Mongoose sent me a couple pictures of his all original 1979. Now we cant be certain if its a 79 or 80 but till someone can narrow the year we will call it a 79. It still has the 78 headtube decal which leads me to believe its a 79.

What a great great example of CYC. Thanks for sharing Rick.

Owen Dowdy – Factory CYC

Posted in 1980, CYC Team Riders on January 27, 2010 by Racer

I recently spotted this photo from a 1980 issue of “Bicycle Motocross Action”. It covered a race in Missouri and showed the Missouri hot shoes sitting in the pits. Owen Dowdy was on his bike in the picture. I read at the site Vintage BMX that Owen has passed away. Man i still feel 19 , its hard to believe so many great racers are no longer with us.

Tom Christopher – Factory Tioga

Posted in CYC Team Riders on January 6, 2010 by Racer

If you read the below post and comments on factory CYC racer Tom Christopher, you will understand why I posted this new thread. Tom had a long career on the track with great success. A family and sponsors that supported him. This advertisement (shown in part) is from September 1982 issue of BMX Plus!.

Today you can witness Toms continued accomplishments. Using the same values that lead to a career on the track have led him to one off the track. After BMX he went to college. Just like training for a BMX National, finishing school takes dedication and a goal. After College he went on to Law School. Today a practing lawyer Tom is raising a family and the cycle of success and family values continues.