Morning qualies action at the 2014 Sea Otter Dual Slalom.
Cody Kelley trains with Mitch Ropeleto, and it shows. The kid's quicker than Tippie's tongue.
Mikey Haderer, came in on the short bus, but left on the fast track. This comment was all Tippie. I have no clue what that means.
"Mikey Day, if he were still racing on 20" wheels, he'd BMX-ican!" - Tippie again.
Paul Bas, pumping out first place in the Pump Track Challenge.
Noon hour antics and bike giveaways at the PB tent.
Dual Slalom training run speed blur.
Woman's Dual Slalom winner, Luana Oliveira enjoying the fact that many of the world's other top females were not here to give her a good run for the money.
Ode to Timothy Leary.
Kevin Aiello, 650b is here to stay.
Lopes looks over the course minutes before the start.
Kyle's eyes say it all: he was here to win.
Bas Van Steenburgen from Canada, qualified seventh overall, but couldn't advance through the heats to the finals.
Kevin Aiello, was looking like he could be a contender, but the competition was just too fierce.
Logan Binggeli has made a miraculous recovery from having broken his femur at last year's Red Bull Rampage.
The course was dusty and loose, as were the riders.
Cam Zink just didn't have the legs today to podium.
Cody Kelley, eighteen years old and the pride of Salt Lake City.
They're here every year. Wouldn't be Sea Otter without you. You know who you are.
Zander Geddes of team Norco. Welcome to the big leagues bro.
Cody Kelley. Perfect technique...and execution.
Mike Day, Olympic silver medalist in BMX. The recent MTB crossover was looking fast, and aiming for a spot on the podium until here.
Strait, on target for Dual Slalom domination.
Cody Kelley knocking them out, one after the other on his way to the finals. Mikey Haderer gave it his best, but it just wasn't enough today.
Kelley squeezing out Lopes in the semis.
Strait shutting out Binggeli, and charging through to the finals with Kelley.
Woman's Dual Slalom winner: Oliveira Luana.
The elements of style and technique as demonstrated by the top four racers in the semi's. Cody and Kyle both advancing to the finals.
Run one of the consulation finals, Binggeli puts the heat on Lopes and takes the win. Both were devastated after the run.
The real battle was for third and fourth. Logan took the win in round one of the consulation finals, but Lopes squeezed out Binggeli in run two by enough for a spot on the podium. Third for Lopes. Fourth for Binggeli.
Cody Kelly kicking back and taking the win.
Head to head combat in the finals. Had two 'mericans...Cody Kelley and Kyle Strait. Both winners.
Strait coming through the finish line after having crashed his way out of first place. Full points for 360ing the final jump. Cam McCaul said it best with "Second place with a 360 is just as good as winning."
Kyle came here to win, and all was going according to plan 'til turn two of the last run of the finals. Kyle made a critical mistake on the second corner and that's all she wrote. That's racing.
Lopes and son after the finals. That's what you call a rad dad.
Jackson Goldstone. Whistler's next big thing. You thought Brandon was good...
Scott Hart got first place in the best shoe category. Zink gave these to Scott as a wedding present.
Night for day at Sea Otter 2014.
Nightime celebrations and joke time with Tippie in parking lot H.