Pinkbike.com takes to the road-Day 8:Still in Monterey California-The Wetter Otter is BACK!

Apr 14, 2007 at 19:01
Apr 14, 2007
by Tyler Maine  
 
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Ok so here is the low down on today's happenings-IT FREAKING RAINED! Yep that is today's coverage from the 2007 Sea Otter Classic. See you all tomorrow.

Ok so the real story is that I never made it to the venue due to a scheduling error and spent the whole rainy day at our hotel with a bunch of other Canadians. From what I hear the rain made racing interesting and the venue was a bog.

Rain at Laguna Seca turns the venue area into the sticky clay and from what I hear, today was the day to miss. Atleast the riders were troopers and made it out there and killed it on the courses that were presented to them. The one benefit to the rain was that the dust was now gone. The Pro Slalom went off with bang, here are the top 3 men and ladies:

Pro Boys:
1-Mick Hannah
2-Jared Graves
3-Steve Peat

Pro Girls:
1-Sabrina Jonnier
2-Jill Kintner
3-Rachel Atherton

Since I feel bad about not making it out there and being a trooper myself, here are a few good pics from the past 2 days that I was saving.

I showed you pics of the new Prototype Santa Cruz V-10 that Nathan Rennie and Steve Peat are piloting this season, well here is one more Prototype V-10 that we're hoping to see make production in the next year or so:

Bucket for empties is an after market upgrade that you need to get ordered up at the factory.

Bucket for empties is an after market upgrade that you need to get ordered up at the factory.


5.10 is making shoes that win World Cup races, so you know that they are more than good enough for you and me and our every day riding applications. Here is a look at the newest version of the 5.10 Low Impact:

Sweet socks not included.

Sweet socks not included.






Sam Hill's signature shoe is also available now from 5.10:




I wasn't the only one that got stranded today at the hotel, here is what happens when you let a couple Alberta kids go shopping and wander around all day. Their bark is way worse than their bite. Thankfully they ride their bikes well and will be making up for their fashion mistakes tomorrow.




On the note of good, young Canadian racers, you will be seeing the likes of 17 year old Steve Smith racing the Pro class here at the Sea Otter. We are producing a ton of great talent north of the border and another young gun to keep an eye on is Golden B.C.'s own Steve Pawlitsky. Steve is a Junior that rides big mountains hella fast and he's on the move to hit and win races near you this year. Both Steves will be keeping it pinned this year.


So I finally did leave the hotel at one point tonight as the weather broke and the clouds dissappeared. The destination was to be Monterey Live for The Cut's premiere of Sevenvision. Unfortunately with an "All Ages" show, it filled up over an hour before it was supposed to air and we never made it in the doors. Its great to have venues that allow everyone, but its too bad when not everyone gets in due to the size. At least it showed me that a lot of folks want to see this film, so I'll be picking up a copy asap and letting ya'll know how it is.

As close as I got to the Seven Vision premier.

As close as I got to the Seven Vision premier.


Ok its bed time. Tomorrow I'll get to the venue rain or shine (lets hope for shine for all the Down Hiller's and XC racer's sake).

Check out all the Sea Otter pics HERE.
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2 Comments

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 hahaha. Sea otter does rule bro, but still thrashing a bike for one race isnt worth it, especially since we got a race this weekend in livermoore. I chose the local race over sea otter. I knew it was gonna down pour. Sunday looked awsome though. It looked tacky as living hell.
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 that wasnt just rain , it was an f'ing downpour . and i was racing in it !! even thought i crashed hard on the steep rocky section , got ran over , and finished 20th , i cant say i didnt have fun doing it . sea otter rules .
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