All the way from Germany-Thomas Paatz of

Events Main Mountain Biking Sea Otter 2008

Long time reader and founder of, Thomas Paatz walked into the Media Center at Sea Otter and quickly said hi to us. Just think of Thomas as the German equivalent of Francis Cebedo, founder of

We chit chatted a bit and took some photos on the patio to document this momentous day.

Here’s our view of the event from the media center.

This is our “gangsta” pic. Yes, I’m rockin’ the Aviators. I think I’m going to change my name to a German name in honor of my new friend Thomas, my new name will be…… “Kaiser” According to Thomas, that means “emperor” and its actually higher ranking than a king…

RL Policar

RL Policar is an avid mountain biker and the Editor In-Chief of and Between the two sites, he's published well over 4,000 articles (and growing).

9 thoughts on “All the way from Germany-Thomas Paatz of

  1. YEAH!!
    mtb-news fo shizzle 😀

    representin’ germany. or something like that.

    have fun you guys 🙂


  2. Thomas was way cool. Great subtle sense of humor. I still can’t get over the fact that he picked up a carbon handlebar. ugh. If he had a carbon crank too, I woulda…

  3. Hey Guys,
    it was cool to meet you and to hang out with you. See you for sure next year again.

    The handle bar was way to long – just shortened it:


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