The Dirty Sanchez

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Fasthouse Hits the TDS Enduro

TDS Enduro (also known as The Dirty Sanchez) was one for the books! We rolled up there with the Bell Helmets crew as well as R-Dog and TMAC. None of us had ever been to the event before but we had all heard a lot about it and we were excited for what was in store. The event takes place on the Sanchez family’s property in Grassy Valley, Ca. Luckily, Ron and Debbie Sanchez love Mountain bikes enough to put on the event every year with the help of their son Casey and Daughter Carly. They have a 240-acre ranch that is littered with Rowdy MTB trails that the Sanchez’s have built a long with the help of local volunteers. The Sanchez family seems to have a strict rule of “no dig, no ride” for the locals and that really shows when you see the trails for the first time. There is everything from super fun flowy jump trails to extremely technical wet and rocky sections, which made for some great racing on all 14 stages of the 2-day event.

Hecklers and Beer

The vibe from this event really reminded me of Day in the Dirt. Sure there were a couple dudes out there that were taking the event really seriously and wanted to put down fast times, but the majority of the riders seemed like they were just there to have fun!

There were riders stopping for beers in the “Heckle” zone on each stage and if a fan was standing too close to a jump with their beer there was a good chance it was going to get blasted out of their hands by the real wheel of a rider. The fans hiked all day long from stage to stage up and down steep hills and through a forest full of poison oak. They were in goofy outfits and yielded the loudest noisemakers they could find. Nothing was going to stop them from heckling all of their friends through the gnarliest sections of each stage and that seemed to be a huge part of what kept everyone stoked.

Saturday Night Party

After the races were over each day, the evening festivities began. Saturday night Bell Helmets set up a Flat Screen TV in the Sky bar and streamed Supercross for everyone to enjoy. There was also a whip contest that night which Tyler McCaul won. The party kept going all night long after that but no matter how late you stayed up or how many beers you drank everyone was ready to get racing again bright and early the next morning.

All in all the event was a great time! Mountain bikes, beers and good people, what else could you ask for? We can’t wait to do it again next year!

Photos and Words by Max

@maxmandell_


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