Tag Archives: Sea Otter Classic

2016 Sea Otter Classic, Part I

2016 Sea Otter Classic, Part I

When I first went to the Sea Otter Classic it was a mountain bike event with a couple of road events plus a couple of banquet tables with wine tasting and patch repair kits to keep bored ...

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The Paceline Podcast #14

The Paceline Podcast #14

The UCI puts the brakes on disc brakes in the pro peloton. The Paceline goes over the claim of one rider that is at the center of this reversal and the lack of spine within the power structure of ...

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Silly Fun

Silly Fun

The bike industry’s annual spring trade show just ended. The Sea Otter Classic may have started as a celebration of bike racing, but it’s a good deal more than that now. The racing ...

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The Sea Otter ‘Show,’ Part II

The Sea Otter ‘Show,’ Part II

The expo at Sea Otter was a me-too event, started to riff off the success of the expos at the Big Bear Lake and Mammoth Mountain NORBA National stops on the mountain bike circuit. It’s not ...

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2013 Sea Otter Classic

The limited-edition blue in Giro’s lace-up Empire shoe, the one that would go so well with the RKP kit. For four years running now, the annual spring convocation of cycling, the Sea Otter ...

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2012 Sea Otter Classic

The iconic, innovative and elusive Chris Chance. In telling members of my family that I was headed to Monterey for a week—without my wife or son—there were, inevitably, questions about just what ...

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The Sea Otter Gran Fondo

Clif founder Gary Erickson and Gran Fondo Colnago Philadelphia organizer Brian Ignatin. Just days before heading to the Monterey Peninsula for my annual pilgrimage to the world’s most ...

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The Sea Otter Classic

There once was a time when if you weren’t racing at Sea Otter, you were busy watching other people race. Those days aren’t entirely gone, but I was busy enough in the expo area that I ...

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