After seeing some pics of Randy's new Alan on Facebook it got me thinking of all the guys that raced cross during that era before high-tech carbon bits. One of those guys was Luca Bramati. This guy could terrorize the field for the first hour of a mountain bike world cup but then he'd fade as he couldn't hold CX pace for a 2 hour XC race.
Regardless, the guy was a character and one of the few XC racers that would hang out in the pits with you. I was super stoked to have gotten a chance to wrench for him.