2016 Dirty Kanza 200—The Dirty One: Brian ‘Beardo’ Hanson

This year Salsa is sending the Dirty 11.5 to participate in 2016’s Dirty Kanza 200. Brian “Beardo” Hanson is Dirty No. 1.

This year Salsa is sending the Dirty 11.5 to participate in the Dirty Kanza 200. Brian "Beardo" Hanson is Dirty No. 1.

Salsa Cycles: What is your goal at this year’s DK200?

Brian "Beardo" Hanson: Finish the same day I start. Finishing before midnight. I don’t want to roll into town at 2 a.m. again.

 

SC: What is your biggest fear going into the event?

BH: Not meeting my goal and heat. I finished last year, but it was abnormally cool. I don’t deal with heat very well. If this year proves to be a lot warmer, I’ll be more nervous at the start.

 

SC: What have you done to prepare and how are you combating that fear?

BH: Riding more. Even if it’s just a quick 20-mile spin, I’m trying to take advantage of every bit of open time I have to ride. I’m also bringing too much water with me. I don’t want to dry out in the sun like a raisin.

 

SC: What are you most looking forward to at this year’s Dirty Kanza event?

BH: Drier conditions (fingers crossed) and getting back out in the Flint Hills. I miss those views. I’m also excited to get out there knowing I can finish this time.

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Read more from the Dirty 11.5:

Dirty Two:

Dirty Three and Four: Scott and Laura Haraldson

Dirty Five: Matt Acker

Dirty Six: Ben Weaver

Dirty Seven: Dave Markman

Dirty Eight: Andrea Coen

Dirty Nine: Justin Michels

Dirty Ten: Danielle Musto

Dirty Eleven: Rob Versteegh

Dirty 0.5: Mike "Kid" Riemer

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