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The Ultimate Recap of Sea Otter 2019
Apr 17, 2019
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(Apr 17, 2019 at 10:08)
Retired from pro racing in 2001, Leigh Donovan qualified 2nd in Pro Slalom, ended up 5th...That was kinda cool. Signed, her biggest fan
(Apr 17, 2019 at 13:01)
Leigh was flying. I loved how she fired back at Keith DeFibre in her post-heat interview at the DS when he said "She's retired, but got off the couch to be here today!" She was not having that and made sure it was known she had been training, plus still operated her skills clinic.
(Apr 17, 2019 at 23:43)
Why are there no galleries of the bikes used in the different events? I want to see all the dual slalom rigs! This is the first year you haven't done any pro bike galleries.
(Apr 17, 2019 at 10:04)
Love the helmet.
(Apr 17, 2019 at 18:55)
Kinda thought there'd be more on this "ultimate" recap...where's all the footie
(Apr 18, 2019 at 21:28)
La croix is pronounced la-croy NOT la-kwah. It's from the midwest to rhyme with enjoy, not from France.
(Apr 17, 2019 at 16:58)
Waiting for 'Absolutely The Very FINAL Sea Otter Wrap-Up'
(Apr 18, 2019 at 16:17)
XC link is to the 2018 photos
(Apr 17, 2019 at 11:53)
The Thursday XC photo report is from last years race.
(Apr 17, 2019 at 10:34)
How Rachel Strait sponsored by GT! She's a mid pack rider at best.
(Apr 17, 2019 at 10:53)
Because her being mid-pack is still faster than 95% of female riders and probably faster than you.
(Apr 17, 2019 at 11:50)
Pretty obvi... Ample viewership = Sponsorship in this day and age. Skill is just one factor to get there.
(Apr 17, 2019 at 11:50)
(Apr 17, 2019 at 12:12)
Mid pack in that field is nothing to be ashamed of. She was JR. National XC Champion. She's posted top half results for most of her career which is pretty solid. Got a marketing degree. And she photographs well.... and being married to Kyle doesn't hurt.
That's why she's on GT. Not everyone on every team is going to constantly podium. How often does Masters win?
(Apr 17, 2019 at 12:29)
A: She's photogenic.
B: Nice Person
C: Talented Rider (maybe not the best, but still talented)
D: Married to Lyle
(Apr 17, 2019 at 13:12)
I'm sure it has a lot to do with her being a part of the GT family, and has been. Even if she didn't race pro, GT would be happy to have her as a brand ambassador. She's been on a bike her whole life, her father supports the sport working for Team Big Bear, and comes from a life of devotion to riding bicycles. being married to Kyle really solidifies her devotion to the sport. Instagram famous or not, no denying her devotion to mountain biking
(Apr 17, 2019 at 13:57)
: Her father is the best guy ever! Just talked to him a bunch racing DH last weekend. Dude is so lucky to be alive and has the best attitude ever. Lyle's father-in-law.
(Apr 17, 2019 at 14:16)
(Apr 17, 2019 at 21:50)
Because she’s cool as f*ck and is a great brand ambassador. There’s more to life and more to mountain biking than just being the fastest on any given day
(Apr 18, 2019 at 10:19)
I miss Manuel Beastley.
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(Apr 17, 2019 at 10:39)
E-BIKES missing coverage, what's wrong with this picture? Wasn't all the hype about recently? Also, gearboxes?
(Apr 17, 2019 at 11:32)
Haven't we all moved on from gearboxes?
(Apr 17, 2019 at 12:13)
Dude e-bikes where freakin everywhere and the race had a ton of entrants. Not having a story on it does seem lacking.
(Apr 18, 2019 at 7:32)
: they were proved not economical thus no new frame standard.
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