|Name Jake Watson||Role Cyclist|
|Died March 12, 1999, Kern County, California, United States|
Earthquake jake watson keysville classic 1992 uphill downhill
Jake Watson (December 5, 1973 – March 12, 1999) was an American cyclist. He assisted in the development of the sport of downhill mountain biking, making contributions to industry marketing, bike design and riding techniques.
- Earthquake jake watson keysville classic 1992 uphill downhill
- Earthquake jake watson 1992 keysville classic
Known for his massive frame, Watson was given the nickname "Earthquake" early into his cycling, carrying the name to the top on podiums throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Watson lost his life during downhill practice for California's Keysville Classic as a result of injuries sustained in a crash. As a tribute to Watson's contributions, a major bicycle manufacturer released a frame series in 1999, entitled "Quake".