Seeing a Sea Otter

April 24, 2013 — Leave a comment

What an awesome few days.

Laguna Seca

The hills are alive with the sounds of freewheels

I was lucky enough to be at the 2013 Sea Otter Classic in Salinas, California, last week – and the more things change, the more they stay the same. It was such a blast to be back at the coal face of the cycling industry, and I’m hoping to get back there again in 2014.

Where to start? The 650b movement coming into full bloom, a downhill race being won on a 29er, carbon everything, US-made paling into insignificance, and thousands upon thousands of people all getting their bike groove on.

I caught up with old friends and made some new ones. I lived off my old tricks and learned a few new ones, too. The weather was spot on, the riding was minimal but brilliant… in all, an awesome, awesome working holiday.

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