SEA OTTER 2012 RECAP

Mountain Biking

AS THE DUST SETTLES
Well now that I’m back to the world of reality the thought sets in as I feel a little sad, I think back to myself about being  in Monterey California a few weeks ago with my friends and teammates at one of the biggest cycling events on the west coast, home of Laguna Seca raceway and home of The Sea Otter Classic.
The weather was so unbelievably wonderful, sunny, hot, and cool at night. It was perfect.

Now I have gone there wearing different hats, one as a race, one as a vendor, and one as media, but I have never gone wearing all three, which I gotta say is really pretty tough to do. As a vendor you have to get up real early in the morning to set up your booth, get breakfast, and sit there more or less all day talking to people, get lunch, go on pee breaks, and at the end of the day tear it all down to do it all over again for the next four days. If your lucky you get to do a walk a round to see what’s going on, which I say is a must do. I Got asked to go for my work and of course I said “Yes!”

Good Morning Sea Otter!

Hat number two, as a racer you’re there to do one thing, get up some what early and practice, practice, practice, and then RACE. Their is one good thing though as a racer you get to see all the stuff Sea Otter has to offer, plus you get to see the Pro’s race. Lots of fun doing this.

AIR TIME ON THE DH COURSE TABLE TOPS!

Hat number three is the media hat, now this is a cool hat, but it’s not without it’s hardships. You get up early take LOTS and LOTS of pics, talk to lots of people, and you get to go allover the event to cover all things and believe me you do miss things, you have to go to the media booth to do post,  refuel and get back out to do more coverage while walking everywhere. When your day ends its time for the night life, a industry party maybe or big movie premier, and now once you get in time to get up and do it allover again.

Man this all sounds like work to me, when do you get to relax. So all this being said Its time to give you some pics from this year’s Sea Otter 2012. Enjoy the fun, cool and funny of Sea Otter.

BEER PARTY WAGONS, NIGHT LIFE, GREAT FOOD WITH FRIENDS, AND ME PLAYING GUITAR
BIG BIKES WITH BIG MTB STARS "MR. BRIAN LOPES"
NOTHING LIKE KID POWER, "YOU GO GIRL!"
OLD SCHOOL!
ONE DISCIPLINE THAT WAS LONG OVERDUE AT SEA OTTER WAS CYCLOCROSS. IT WAS A BIG HIT!
NOTHING LIKE COOL PIT TRANSPO.
DH LEGEND MARLA STREB, "PARTY TIME!"
NOW THIS WAS ONE BAD ASS SPECIALIZED DEMO!
THE SIDE-HACK LIVES ON!!
THIS WAS ONE COOL BIKE MADE OF WOOD BY LARRY BANUELOS.
DIRT JUMPERS LOVE SEA OTTER!
IT WOULDN'T BE AN EVENT WITHOUT THE BULL!
NOW I KNOW WAY PROS ARE SO FAST.
FOX WAS OUT IN A BIG WAY WITH THEIR MOBILE SHOWROOM.
THIS LOOKED TO BE ONE OF THE BIGGEST SEA OTTER'S IN A LONG TIME. WHAT A SHOW.

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