GrassMoots hard man Patrick Wilder came from his home in Olympia, Washington to take his laps with the Moots crew. He put together the following photo essay and a few things he learned at the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo .
A little of this will take the edge off people in 24 hours town beating a drum until 3 a.m.
Never pick up hitchhikers at 4 a.m.
If you want to turn fast laps in the desert you need to do less of this in the weeks leading up to the race.
Riding on this the weeks leading up to the race does not prepare you for ripping dusty single track.
Take time to watch the sunset
Always buy something from a kid wearing a ZZ top shirt selling ice-cream in the middle of the desert.
Always book a first class ticket when you have the air miles. Your fellow travelers will love it when you sit down in a seat smelling of sweat and mesquite looking like a complete dirt bag.
The only rule in 24 hour town is equally applicable in life