“Gearing up for getting down” is an expression that I use a lot, some might even say too much. I stole the line from an old skateboard video and it has been a part of my vocabulary since I was a kid. It happens around 2 minutes into this video.
I spent the whole day today gearing up for getting down at the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo. This event is a dying breed. There are more baggies than spandex, more beer than cytomax, and it is guaranteed to be a good time and I would recommend it to anybody. You wouldn’t think that it would take so much prep to get ready to just ride your bike by yourself for a day in the desert. But it has been an all day affair. This will be my 8th solo attempt down there, and over the years I have developed some rituals. The lights are all charged and checked, new tires, brake cables, clothes are all organized… But most importantly comes the on-bike motivation, my girls
With my dirty ladies applied to my bike, I think I am just about ready to go. This year I am flying the DC colors with pride, and I hope to meet each and every one of you readers that will be down there. I will be pretty easy to spot, I wll be the slow guy out there all day. Lets go racin’!!!
Until next week, keep it dirty.by