Sea Otter Classic Rescheduled for October

Mar 10, 2020 at 14:35
by Daniel Sapp  
Sea Otter Classic

After being postponed due to COVID-19 virus concerns, the festival has been put back on the calendar for October 1-4 this fall.

Attendees, racers, exhibitors, volunteers and others who registered for the April event have numerous options available to them in attending the October event. All of those options are covered on Sea Otter's site at https://www.seaotterclassic.com/faqs.

A complete schedule of the event can also be found at www.seaotterclassic.com





114 Comments

  • 125 6
 Save your money folks, there's gonna be a recession and prices will drop, making biking affordable again! Discount code: COVID19!
  • 29 2
 as long we don't lose our jobs because of the market crash and our employers going bankrupt...
  • 12 2
 You morbid fuck... I love it!
  • 6 2
 We’ll all be zombies by then!!
  • 19 1
 It’s all fun and games until someone’s granny dies...
  • 2 0
 But how will I make it to Octiber without vital news of another design and or color way of the same flat pedal!!! I got the DT shakes allready just thinking aboot it
  • 21 3
 I blame E-bikes.
  • 21 0
 Still going to that dude's apartment in San Jose to drink La Croix
  • 9 10
 @GalenS: the elderly have just f*cked us in the last 3 referendums/elections. To say I am concerned much is a lie.
  • 18 39
flag RoadStain (Mar 11, 2020 at 3:10) (Below Threshold)
 @DubC: Oh please, we had less than 12 years left if you ask Gretta...who needs a bike when we have a liberal news media conspiring doom and gloom all day, every day. I have not seen delusional sheeple being so subservient to a stonry of conjecture since I watched the arrival scene in the Will Smith movie "Independance Day".
  • 3 20
flag RoadStain (Mar 11, 2020 at 3:12) (Below Threshold)
 @GalenS: Is that not what granny is going to do, with or with out Corona's? Well, as long as she is not blocking traffic while we are fiming our new downhill video.........
  • 29 12
 @RoadStain: trump supporter calling folks "sheeple"

lol
  • 11 5
 @RoadStain: Your name is fitting.
  • 7 29
flag RoadStain (Mar 11, 2020 at 5:23) (Below Threshold)
 @huckschwinn: now what is funny is the fact that I'm just walking into a clinic and the person here for an 8 a.m. job interview has a Biden bumper sticker. I've already made up my mind this person will not have the job. Will be very fitting for most other Biden voters.
  • 5 16
flag RoadStain (Mar 11, 2020 at 6:07) (Below Threshold)
 @huckschwinn: Super short interview...tobacco user too....
  • 21 3
 @RoadStain: wow that's... illegal.
  • 5 1
 @RoadStain: Can you tell us what company you work for? It would be helpful so we can all stay away and work with businesses ran by people that have integrity.
  • 3 5
 @dbarnes6891: Not at all. We can use any criteria at all to hire or not hire a person. If we do not like the color of their socks.

The fact is that for some entry-level positions the decisions come down to what shirt is worn, if a shoe is untied or whatever other things we feel sets one candidate out from another. As a business owner, and as a consultant to other businesses', the criteria vary wildly.

All an applicant for an open position ever knows is "another person was chosen" not, "well, we did not like your hair or that you reek like an ashtray". For instance, you really think that a T&A plastic surgeon wants a typical Walmart cashier at the front desk? Um no. Could they "do the job"? Probably. That position tends to be filled by a college student age person who was on the cheerleading team.
  • 2 3
 @dbarnes6891: can you not find out who he is and report him in the states? f*ck people like that.
  • 2 2
 @huckschwinn: it wouldn’t be a rambling roadstain post if he didn’t call someone a sheep or mention greta.
  • 1 0
 Hahaha, that’s funny, good sense of humor!
  • 5 5
 @huckschwinn: Roadstain is just schooling you fools as to how the world works. Always has, always will. Made the same decision I would have. Honestly, how could any business person hire anyone with a Bernie/Biden/Hillary/Obama sticker on their car? The ideology itself and the lack of judgement display eliminates you from the qualification process of getting the job. You will have to be satisfied with retail/fast food/government/NGO work.
  • 3 0
 @drmantistobogganmd: report for what? What is this 1980's USSR? Limey loser.
  • 3 0
 Personally, I think that you should not have any sort of bumper sticker on your car, due to the fact that someone might judge you on that limited information. In the U.S., people take politics seriously, and I would like to be judged by who I am as a person, not by who I support. Bumper stickers, and clothing tend to be the first thing you see of someone sometimes, and so I try to steer clear of those when they have political references on them
  • 2 2
 @JacobyDH: That is a strong use of the most important organ you have. More people need to do that.
  • 1 0
 @chasejj: what do you mean by that?
  • 4 0
 @chasejj: personally, I think that politics in the U.S. currently just splits the two party’s more, and more. We don’t get much done when we split up, and no matter what political party you belong to, we could all make this country so much better if we all joined each other, and came together to get what we want done. Right now the two main political party’s are clashing head on. If we worked together things would be so much better! I hope that that made some sense. If not, I’m sorry, I’ve had a rapid loss of brain cells recently.
  • 2 2
 @chasejj: for being a judgemental prick almost like yourself.
  • 1 0
 @drmantistobogganmd: I am judgemental, that's for certain. You have to be to survive in this world.
  • 1 2
 @chasejj: what a warped sense of reality you have. The world is a c*nt so you use it as an excuse to be a c*nt?
  • 1 0
 Can someone explain what he meant, I don’t understand what he said
  • 2 2
 @drmantistobogganmd: Man unfortunately I don't know who he is.The sad part is he can get away with it. In my opinion it's not at all ethical, but he isn't wrong. Bottom line is it's your word against his. It is 100% illegal to discriminate against someone on the grounds of political affiliation in this instance in the United States, but the problem is proving it happened. It boils down to guys like this simply being able to say "Oh that wasn't the reason." It's very difficult to prove. Although... He did just post it in an open forum.
  • 3 4
 @drmantistobogganmd: Sir, are you really that delusional? I do not care what country you are in, this is the reality.

If you are in a position to hire staff, the "law" and your criteria are not the same, period.

Have you ever received a tour of a gym from a morbidly obese person? While I can not speak for the healthcare facilities in your country...I can say that you will just not see a fat chick working the desk at a plastic surgeons office. I know a white (female) MD who has all-white staff, always has, probably always will. I know a black (female) DO who has never had a white staff member. I know a black (male) MD who has all-white staff....one of the best is a Neurosurgeon who always has three (cute) blonde girls working around him...he gets older, they do not.

Under your premise (and that of some laws), with my abilities, I should be able to go to the Bernie Sanders campaign, apply and get a job while wearing a Trump shirt right?

Odd thing out, the number of pulmonology and cardiology staff members (including MD) who smoke....but. what they do is not my problem (I suppose as long as they do not drive a white Porsche too fast, right).
  • 2 4
 @RoadStain: God bless the rest of Americans. You are part of the reason why I wont even visit your shitty ass country.
  • 4 3
 @drmantistobogganmd: But, we brush our teeth! That said, without us - well, you would be speaking German (since 1912). Oddly, most Americans (myself included) could give a crap about Europe (well, but for my German Cars as Germany is a model for all of Europe).

Only differnce? I have been all over Europe. Africa and other continents are FAR more interesting and valuable to the world scene.
  • 3 2
 @RoadStain: Deutschland Deutschland über alles! I already speak German, you Jahbroni. Never said I was proud to be British. I hate my country the most. I would rather be living in Germany or anywhere else. But that doesn't stop your country from being gash.
  • 3 2
 @RoadStain: We are both country's filled and ran by white privileged patriarchal exploitative f*cks.
  • 2 3
 @drmantistobogganmd: drmantis is a goat f*cker look at his profile pic
  • 2 1
 @JimmyWeir: I enjoy f*cking goats more than your Mum.
  • 2 1
 @drmantistobogganmd: There was once a famous judge who said: "the world needs ditch diggers". Some people are born in better circumstances than others. Simply, not my (or your fault) and moreover, not my problem.

The United States is not perfect. That said, and having had traveled a very large portion of the planet...well, assuming some idiot socialist does not get elected by the undereducated populous...I would much rather be here. Besides, soon enough there will be a wall blocking me from walking to Mexico and Canada will simply ship me back (ask Randy Quaid).
  • 52 7
 Anyone else see "rescheduled/cancelled" and breathe a sigh of introverted relief? Even though it's on stuff I really want to see, still get such an endorphin release from cancelled plans.
  • 36 1
 I am trying to understand what you are saying as an introvert - you get an endorphin rush when social events are canceled and you dont have to go?
  • 32 0
 @steelpolish: You nailed it.
  • 8 19
flag zyoungson (Mar 10, 2020 at 15:17) (Below Threshold)
 @zaalrottunda: Live a little.
  • 16 0
 The most George Costanza thing I’ll read today.
  • 20 0
 @zyoungson: I do. Literally.
  • 4 0
 No, maybe if it was work telling me to work remote for the next month...
  • 7 0
 @zaalrottunda: Yup... I am aspergers so I totally get the same thing! And yes, we do live a little. like a lot. But not always with people though.
  • 2 1
 @zaalrottunda: I was surprised to see you are located in Escondido - I was born and raised in Valley Center, but I moved up here in the forest of NW Oregon 25 years ago. How is Escondido? I haven't been there since I left. Any good riding zones?
  • 5 0
 No joke. Having Sea Otter level fun is exhausting. It’s also usually the shakedown trip for camping season.
  • 1 0
 @steelpolish: Just daley ranch and lake hodges. Valley Center has a few hidden gems but they're pretty minimal
  • 1 0
 Do you get an endorphin rush when things you weren't going to get canceled?
  • 1 0
 @TheR: Yup. strange world we live in, lots of feels.
  • 1 0
 @zaalrottunda: Not calling you out. I just find it interesting.
  • 1 0
 @TheR: no worries friendo
  • 36 1
 The otters are going to be sad. They have been looking forward to this.
  • 13 2
 What about the fresh water otters? Can we have it there instead? There are a bunch in the river near me, they seem pretty happy all of the time.
  • 8 0
 @steelpolish: fresh water otters?! Everyone knows they are roadies of the otter world.
  • 1 7
flag RoadStain (Mar 11, 2020 at 3:14) (Below Threshold)
 @PtDiddy: Dude, if reincarnation is real....well, I want to come back as an Otter....eat, swim about, have recreational sex......perfect.

www.vancouversun.com/technology/Fifty+shades+Exposing+dark+side+otter+life+with+video/9721555/story.html
  • 22 1
 The manufacturers need to release all the new stuff now!
  • 4 0
 Great, more Pinkbike reviews with pre-production failures.
  • 5 0
 It'll become the new interbike
  • 17 0
 Nooooooooooo Same weekend as the California Enduro Series Finals #!#
  • 9 0
 Ashland is the better choice....
  • 5 0
 California enduro series final in Oregon? Oregon is not California...yet.
  • 10 0
 All of these events being rescheduled for the Fall are banking on a BIG assumption that the virus will be under control by then.
  • 1 0
 Good point.
  • 4 0
 Yeah it's cute that they think it will go away in a few months. It started in December/November in china and 4months later it's sure it won't be over soon there. Why do they think That in USA it will last only few months ? WHO is already predicting at least a year long pandemic
  • 2 1
 Yep and I've heard this morning that USA is only testing 5 from every 1 million people, compared to asia which is testing over 30000 per million people, I fear it's going to get much worse before it improves unfortunately
  • 1 0
 @sewer-rat: The bell curve of new cases is now on the declining side for China, so they're supposedly through the worst of it as far as rate of spread. But the US is just getting started, correct. Time will tell when we top out on new cases, testing being a prime factor.
  • 1 0
 @ryansimonovich. It’s rescheduled to the beginning of the next flu season........
  • 2 1
 @sewer-rat:
The federal government is stopping an independent research lab here in Washington state from testing people. The feds drug their feet for over a month to approve a test that a research team came up with, so that team started testing people anyway. Now they are not allowed to anymore.

It is the best way to have fewer cases.. don't test people.
  • 2 1
 @MeloBikeCO : yeah it's ridiculous meanwhile president orange grounds all European flights - go figure
  • 9 0
 According to the CDC; the S/S of the Corona /COVID-19 are - Fever/Cough/Shortness of breath... Just like I am after a hard climb.
  • 5 0
 Quit smoking ?
  • 2 1
 @zede: weed only
  • 8 0
 Ohhhhh spooky Halloween sea otter????????
  • 4 0
 I tried to put a ghost and pumpkin emoji:/
  • 5 2
 Well done to the organisers for looking at the calendar before choosing - Taichung Bike Week is just a day or two before, plus the Cali Enduro Series which will dilute the field of racers. S. L. O. W... C. L. A. P.
  • 2 0
 i am so impressed that you mention California Enduro Series in the same breath at Sea Otter and TBW.... we've come up!
  • 4 0
 it’s a lot of work moving events like this, Laguna Seca isn’t open every weekend to be shut down for four days. But go on, keep pretending you could do it betterWink
  • 4 0
 Less day light that time of year, wonder how its going to work out with so many events. Night time dual slalom with lights? Could be epic!
  • 2 1
 1 hour less
  • 5 0
 This is the same weekend as the US open in snow summit.
  • 17 0
 so there is a chance you could do a real DH race
  • 5 1
 Wow ok, they moved it to the start of the flu eason and the same dates of the US Open?
  • 3 0
 When they close comments on their Instagram posts because of all the hate they're getting from rescheduling it to conflict with the CA enduro Ashland the Fox US Open...
  • 2 0
 Does anyone every look at history, wtf is wrong with these people. Haven't they ever heard of Spanish Influenza? This is not going away people. October will be right in the middle of the secondary outbreak.
  • 3 0
 Wtf. Same weekend as Fox USO
  • 2 0
 USO will attract the dh racers, and anyone doing the EWS N America stop, the Ashland enduro will take even more racers away, so maybe SeaOtter will be a xc focused event.
  • 3 0
 @Austink: it basically already is considering the enduro course is run ok XC trails and the DH course can be ridden on a hard tail hahah
  • 1 0
 @ryansimonovich: Can anyone even remember the last time Sea Otter DH was won on a DH bike?
  • 3 0
 Sucks that the Fox 38 won't be released until next fall now.
  • 5 0
 FOX Corona Factory 38 It will give you the shivers...
  • 1 0
 Now bike shops can actually sell their 2020 bikes without people asking for heavy discounts because the 2021 model is redesigned.
  • 1 0
 Hells yeah! I want my shot at Cat2 glory! Indian Summer will be lovely. Dry AF but nice temps.
  • 1 0
 Two Sea Otters at the same time. There is also a Sea Otter in. Canberra, Australia the same time.
  • 1 0
 Sweet! I’ll be in top notch late season shape by then. Gonna slay the 50+ crowd this year fo sho.
  • 2 2
 I guess the plus side to having it in October. Will be the great seasonal beers on tap. I'm thinking drought ale and forest fire ale will be big hits this year for the otter!
  • 1 0
 So its the same weekend as stromlo sea otter? Could split big names who wanted to attend both.
  • 6 4
 Middle of flu season
  • 18 0
 It's always flu season now
  • 1 0
 Year-round pathogenic stew. Way to go, Humans!
  • 2 1
 Wet &, cold conditions at Sea Otter maybe?
  • 15 2
 Likely dry and on fire.........
  • 6 0
 Don't get around to California in the fall much?
  • 3 2
 No, that's what used to happen in the early Spring (we used to call it Seawater Classic, remember?). Since we have been busy boiling our planet, the weather is a bit different. Fall will be nice but dry.
  • 1 0
 Still hope for the first ews race?
  • 1 0
 *shakes magic 8 ball* "HARD MAYBE?"
  • 3 1
 Let's go oilers
  • 1 0
 I hope the virus is gone by then
  • 1 2
 Middle of October Eek why so late?
  • 6 0
 That Indian summer in Northern California causing October 1 to fall in the middle of October
  • 1 0
 The range is 1-31 Pick the middle.

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