If there is one thing you need to know about Jaimie, she always has a smile on her face! She was born and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota and moved to Hood River 4 1/2 years ago after she graduated from college. She spends her days working as a Dental Hygienist and her spare time biking, skiing, kiting and taking advantage of the close proximity to abundant recreational activities available in the Pacific Northwest. This will be her second season racing for the Dirty Harlots.
Jaimie had a successful first season taking 2nd Place in the Overall 34 & Under Category for Sport Women in the Oregon Enduro Series. For the upcoming season she will be riding a Kona Process 134 DL and is planning on racing the Oregon Enduro Series, Bend, Hood River, and Mount Bachelor races, the Sturdy Dirty All Women’s Enduro, the Cascadia Dirt Cup Dry Hill Enduro and the Helenduro in Montana.
A fun fact about Jaimie: On the off chance you don’t run into her ripping the local Hood River Trails on the weekend or kiting on the river, she can be found on mountaintops making music on her Norweigian Hardanger Fiddle…
The 2015 race season is approaching and the Dirty Harlots along with Dirty Fingers Bikes would like to introduce the 2015 team roster. The core racing team this season welcomes two new shredders, Jenny Konway and Joy Brinkerhoff, who will be racing pro category and expanding representation from their home bases of Salt Lake City, UT and Leavenworth, WA. Both these ladies have a strong podium record and will push the movement to support the Harlots mission in their respective communities this summer. On the Hood River side, returning riders Jaimie Didier, Heather Pola, Patty Lenz, Kim Russell and Nikki Hollatz round out team with strength, skill and diversity.
Kim Russell, coming into her second year racing as a pro, will be a strong force to reckon with, representing the Harlots along with Yeti, Smith, Easton, and Chris King. Follow her journey as she travels to Crested Butte, CO and Finale Ligure, Italy for two Enduro World Series Races this season.
Visit the ‘Team Members’ link of the website to read individual bios on each of the seven ladies.
The 2015 race season is just around the corner. The Dirty Harlots have been training hard for the upcoming race season. Winter training includes lots of time in the gym, spinning, strength training and building a strong foundation, along with a good balance of hitting the trails when the weather allows. The team will be announcing the 2015 roster of riders along with an overview of this years racing schedule in the next month or so. Stay tuned!
To our friends and family,
The Dirty Harlots are wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!
Check out the video of Harlot shredder Patty Lenz cleaning Hidden Canyon trail (Syncline) – a technical single-track located on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. The dirt has been stellar here in the gorge until this recent monsoon of rain, ice and snow hit. Hope you all are getting out and enjoying the trails!
Riding at Syncline! 10/16-18/14 from action sports medicine on Vimeo.
Huge thanks go out to the 2014 sponsors and supporters: Dirty Fingers Bicycles, DAKINE, Shimano, Dare 2b – Welcome to our Mountain, Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom, Five Ten, FOX, 10 Speed Coffee Hood River,Oakley, NORENDO, Oneball, and Continental Tire.
Kim Russell took home 1st place in the Pro-Women overall category. The Harlots are so proud of Kim’s accomplishment in her first year of racing. Watch out for this shredder, she will be a force to reckon with in the 2015 racing season.
Nikki Hollatz took second, Stephanie Armesto took 3rd and Patty Lenz took 4th in the Expert Women series overall results.
Jaimie Didier took 2nd in the Sport Women 34 & under category, and Heather Pola took 3rd in the Sport Women 35+ category.
Way to represent across the board. Go Harlots!