This image is the result of the first ideas in my head relating to Dirt Drops. I was thinking about iconic road culture and memes related to them. Eddy Merckx has been the impetus for much cultural worship surrounding cycling and several flips have been made on his name. This particular one came to me as I was looking at John Tomac in the drops and thinking about how he was, for a few years, The Cannibal of mountain biking. He dominated both XC and DH disciplines for much of the mid-to-late 80s. In 1990 he was signed to Team 7-11, who of course rode Eddy Merckx bicycles. Adding a road team commitment heavily influenced his decision to ride his mountain bike with roughly the same set-up as his road bike.