Tunison on his Jamis Dakota in The 1st Hartshorne Super Series 1984.
Notice the early use of riser bars, helmet visor, and motorcycle
pants . Consider the size of the brake levers and no suspension
Rider Magazine June 1987
That's Wally down there in the lower-right corner of the magazine
cover, giving a test ride and report on the Mongoose ATB Pro.
Even back then you can easily spot Wally - just look for the mustache.
Click here to see the test ride report
Off-Road Bicycle Association (NORBA) Program 1987
in the day, Wally rode for the factory "Team General"
with then-semi-famous BMX and F-1 rider Tinker Juarez. Tinker
has gone on to bigger and better things, such as becoming a U.S.
national champion and Olympic gold medalist.
Left to Right - Jim Darnell, Max Jones, John Tomac, Mgr. Jeff
and host Wally Tunison
Mountain Bike Commercial
Peddler Goes Madison Avenue"
/Stavros Inc., producers of a new series of Mountain Dew commercials
to be released in early spring 1989, has chosen The Peddler bicycle
shops of Long Branch and Eatontown, New Jersey to be technical
advisors for the mountain bike versions of these commercials.
Wally Tunison, Manager of the Peddler of Long Branch, worked with
Fat City Cycles of Somerville, Massachusetts, AXO Sport, JT Racing
of California and Nolan Helmets to acquire bicycles and clothing
for this production. Tunison is the NORBA representative for the
state of NJ and has promoted numerous ATB events over the last
commercial will feature mountain bikes for the first time on a
nationally shown status. Featured in this commercial will be Team
Miyata rider Greg Herbold, observed trials rider Mitch Carrier,
John Griel and Sun Valley National NORBA's event promoter, Doug
in 1991, the front suspension fork had not caught on yet, even
on a full suspension bicycle! Note: Wally (right) is riding the
very first pre-production Cannondale E.S.T. mountain bike.