Rider Profile: Andy Brooks

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Andy at the Greenbrier Challenge in Boonsboro, MD

Andy at the Greenbrier Challenge in Boonsboro, MD

Hometown: Cave Junction, Oregon

Number of Years Racing: 22

Number of Years Racing Pro: Turned Pro in 2005 but took a 7 year hiatus while in school and moving east.

Race Bike Setup: GIANT XTC Advanced 27.5 1

Riding Strength: I feel pretty consistent all around, but I can usually ride a fast start.

Favorite Race Course: Oakridge Fat Tire Festival, Oregon

Favorite Place to Ride: Susquehanna State Park, MD

What is your “Ride Life”?
The timeless part of the day when I saddle-up and turn those pedals. Life becomes so simple and pleasant.

What do you want to be if you grow up?
I don’t see that happening.

Any advice for young riders?
Seize opportunity as it comes because it’s much harder to make a comeback.

Best part about racing mountain bikes?
The war stories after every race.

Andy just being... well... Andy.

Andy just being… well… Andy.

Drink of Choice: Any good oatmeal stout.

Boxers or Briefs: Neither–chamois 24/7!

Big spoon or little spoon: I find little spoon to be far more comfortable.

What was your best Halloween costume?
I was a toothbrush one year, maybe that was my worst…

Your best cycling tip?
Hyperventilate right before the start, works every time!

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