Round Two of the Sturdy Dirty Enduro Series was Smoky and Mystical

Aug 28, 2017
by Chris Mcfarland  

Round two of the 2017 Sturdy Dirty Women's Only Enduro Series brought us to the small town of Oakridge Oregon. The looming total solar eclipse and heavy smoke from nearby wildfires created a strange but mystical feel to the race. Oakridge was once a booming lumber town, but has since seen a resurgence in outdoor tourism created by the world class mountain bike trails that have been built and maintained by the central Oregon mountain bike club, Desciples of Dirt. From deep canyons, monster climbs, high alpine meadows, to face melting DH runs, Oakridge threw everything she had at the racers. The course consisted of five stages, with the pros and experts having to do a sixth stage off the backside, then back climb up through thick wildfire smoke that made simple breathing a challenge. But these ladies are tough. Most being from the Northwest region and accustomed to this sort of riding.

The season finale is at Big Bear, CA on October 14th. Hope to see everyone there!

The site of the old lumber mill provided excellent camping

Some local outfitters were there with support

Liv Cycles was there as the main sponsor providing excellent support

Red Tent Timing was there to lend their superior timing services to the event


Can't argue with this

Not everyone likes a camera shoved in their face

Riders meeting

Plenty of teams were there

Squish Dynamics was there to bale you out if your bike didn't want to play nice

In true Sturdy Dirty fashion, costumes were plenty

Kinda makes my toe want to tap

Sammy Stark ready to turn some pedals

Teresa Roundy testing out the latest in endure aerodynamics


Seasoned pro, Nikki Hollatz of Pivot Cycles

Load em up

Where's your bus pass

Party bus



At the top

The ladies getting their stoke on


Janine Robinson leading some ladies through the alpine meadow before Stage two




Stage two started out with some tight grassy single track


Ashley Ward, soon to be Ashley Ashley, couldn't look any happier about life right now.


The first of many dusty corners


Shannon Sutherland


Dana Wolf going in for a power up

The lumber jacks of Liv Cycles were making blueberry banana pancake poppers at their aid station


Nick Newhall and his boys treated the ladies to a Hawaiian luau before dropping into stage three.

Sturdy Dirty Enduro Series
Also providing some incentive to pedal hard out of the gate



Smokey shafts of light


Hope you like switchbacks, there were plenty

A little reminder of how thick the smoke was

Wonderwoman and disco chicken greeted you at stage four

We ride among giants


Stage five changes things up with some side sloping on razor sharp shale sections


Delia Massey representing the Kona Supremes

Not a great place to crash





Late season dust bowl conditions




Sturdy Dirty Enduro Series
14 years old, and crushing it as a pro

Dont dab here



The other half of 'ZoCast'


Live timing results provided by Red Tent Timing


Racers were like moths to a lightbulb when the taco truck rolled up

Jeff, Nick, and Dugan provided some of the muscle as volunteers

Not everyone stayed on their bike

Dharco Clothing was there displaying their line of really nice womens riding kits





Just like tipping your waiter, you also should tip your local trail builders

I don't think Ash anticipated Teresa being this excited about winning the raffle

When everyone enters the raffle, but you only have size medium in womens

Sram threw down some nice Code brakes for the raffle








Results

Sturdy Dirty


4 Comments

  • + 9
 Great riding everyone! In addition to the Disciples of Dirt, based out of Eugene, the Greater Oakridge Area Trail Stewards (GOATS) do a tremendous amount of work on these trails and also boothed at the race. Both groups have fostered great relationships with the local USFS and BLM offices to create and maintain fantastic riding opportunities in central oregon. Hats off to all the riders and all the builders!
  • + 3
 Looks like a great event! Everyone is full smiles! Bikes aren't serious.....bikes are FUN!!
  • + 3
 Little bit luau, little bit Lord of Flies
  • + 4
 Megan on the top step!

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