Found this while cruising YouTube (the ultimate time waster) - '90s footage of XC racing in its heyday. John Tomac, Tinker Juarez, Juli Furtado and others. Pick 'em out and win a prize. Well, not really - but take a look.
On top of it all, soundtrack from one of my favorite Seattle bands - Gas Huffer. Not a bad find after a little Internet poking around.
It is the Information Superhighway after all - no? Yes indeed.