Margus' Sea Otter Photos - Day 4

Apr 18, 2011
by Margus Riga  
Flying flags has been a Sea Otter tradition since the beginning.
Flying flags has been a Sea Otter tradition since the beginning.

Jill Kintner kills second place.
Jill Kintner kills second place.


Ben Cruz. A California legend doing it California style; no knee pads and surf shorts.
Ben Cruz. A California legend doing it California style; no knee pads and surf shorts.

Shawn O' Connor.
Shawn O' Connor.

This year's course has been cleaned up and bermed out. Now if there's only a way to shorten the hill climb after this very long straightaway.
This year's course has been cleaned up and bermed out. Now if there's only a way to shorten the hill climb after this very long straightaway.

The new DH track berm.
The new DH track berm.

Daniel Cortina slides 'er into the long, slow, fading right-hander near the middle of the course.
Daniel Cortina slides 'er into the long, slow, fading right-hander near the middle of the course.

Tim Krentz, looking a little Photoshopped.
Tim Krentz, looking a little Photoshopped.

Andrew Neethling, homing in on the finish line, and placing second overall. A full four seconds back from the monster, Jared Graves.
Andrew Neethling, homing in on the finish line, and placing second overall. A full four seconds back from the monster, Jared Graves.

Bryn Atkinson, pushing through the finish for fourth place.
Bryn Atkinson, pushing through the finish for fourth place.

BC hopeful Chayse Marshall, not complaining about the tough competition at his first Pro level event.
BC hopeful Chayse Marshall, not complaining about the tough competition at his first Pro level event.
Because in the end it's just about riding the bike.
Because in the end it's just about riding the bike.

Hey Mike Montgomery, 'wanna back flip the new Banshee 29'r?
Hey Mike Montgomery, 'wanna back flip the new Banshee 29'r?
No problem.
No problem.

During Sea Otter, doing this.
During Sea Otter, doing this.
Will lead to this.
Will lead to this.
Will lead to this.
Will lead to this.


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28 Comments

  • + 62
 Can i get about 2000 of those "ride a f*cking bike" stickers...and just sticker the crap out of my local skatepark?
  • + 18
 now that would be one epic case of spamming/trolling - preferably done over night. f*ck man, do it! Big Grin
  • + 17
 I need some for my local fucking downhill spot everyone just sits on their arses all day
  • + 4
 Maybe some at mine will get people there!
  • + 2
 funny that this picture was posted, but you can't use that word on the website.
  • + 27
 i'm gonna have to make me a t-shirt that says ride a f****** bike.
  • + 2
 i'd buy one
  • + 2
 me too!
  • + 3
 doooooooo itttttt
  • + 15
 "backflip?" "no problem!" love sea otter!
  • + 6
 mike montgomery on a 29er looks like most other people on a 24 haha. How tall is he?!
  • + 4
 Must just be the angle. He's not a super tall dude prob only like 5'8" to 5'10" max.
  • + 6
 Damn that bar looks like a sword fight and a half
  • + 5
 My favorite kind of article: pictures with captions.
  • + 2
 Thanks for all the great photos!! You're killing it!!
  • + 1
 Great coverage this year.
  • + 1
 Spelling mistake, sorry to be such a negative prick, but "Shawn" is actually spelt "Shaun".
  • + 2
 Trust you to pick that up ty, negative prick Razz
  • + 1
 Awesome work. Your day 4 collection is my favorite.
  • + 1
 Yeah that's Ben Cruz. Not Mark Weir.....We were camping next to him...
  • + 1
 mad article
  • + 2
 I disagree with making the uphill portion of the DH course shorter. It just makes the race a little more interesting. Gotta work hard for it!!!
  • + 0
 That's Mark Weir not Ben Cruz...
  • + 1
 What part of that link indicates it's Ben Cruz? The picture title "Mark Weir", or the caption "Mark crushing on his new Cannondale"?
  • + 1
 Ben Cruz's comment stating "thats me... not weir!!!!! same neighborhood different dude"
  • - 1
 Sea Otter DH course sucks !
  • + 3
 it was actually a lot of fun, smooth and not technical but fast and fun. and why do we ride bikes......to have FUN....

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