Tuesdays with Dirty: Gearing up for getting down

“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.

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About dirty biker

I am a fan of singletrack, singlespeeds and single malt. Currently in Asheville, NC

9 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Dirty: Gearing up for getting down

  1. Gearin up for gettin down, and then he pulls a couple pivots. I used to love that trick, could hang ’em for 15 seconds, front side, backside, stickin’ the nose WAYYY out and hangin smith style. Love it!.

    Goode luck in Tucson, sounds fun. Stuck in snow, too cold for shorts.

  2. Is that GU on your top tube, or did you just start out to hard? Looks like your ready to me. Have a sweet ride, and bring your rain jacket just in case.

  3. dialed ride. it’s lean, porky, hot, raunchy, whippy. put a couple of lemon scented wet-naps in the h-bar so when you’re done leaving a cornback rattler in the middle of the trail to foil your competition, you can take it back to tidy before assuming the podium. you’re bound to turn a hot lap or two on that rig, warrior princess.

  4. Good luck! I’d love to do 24hoOP

    Adrenaline Sports or whatever that company is, is pulling out of the 24hoa in Laguna Seca this year… at the site of where they hold Sea Otter. I did this event 3 or 4 times myself on teams and had a blast. The Keg at the top of the climb out by Team Hammana was worth the price of entry alone. It was a blast, but the guy who runs 24hoa sports whatever is a douchebag, and pissed off a lot of the wrong people. Team Hammana who enters like 8 teams was promised some concessions because they basically made the whole party happen, and invested a lot in making the whole thing happen, and at the last minute the deal was yanked on them… so they didn’t show up. After that, the whole event just fell apart. One bigtime solo racer had his entry pulled after paying the entry fee (and didn’t get a refund) for posting a not-so-nice entry on mtbr.com about the 24hoa folks. Also, 24hoa decided to schedule their event the same weekend as the 8/24 Hours of Cool race in NorCal, with proceeds going to cancer research.

    Douchebaggery is as douchebaggery does, I guess.