Who is going to be there, when, and what are you racing?
(also for the mountain bikers, it’s worth taking a short trip over to Demo nearby and riding the flow trail there if you haven’t before, but keep in mind it will be closed on 4/14 for trail maintenance in case you can lend a hand)
I’ll be doing the Cat 3 women’s circuit on Friday and road race on Sunday. I’m so excited to race on that smooth tarmac and take that descent! The road race I’m not as excited about because the climb you hit every lap is pretty rough and the finishing climb can feel so much longer than it really is.
My husband will be working at the Canyon Bicycles tent here and there over the weekend as well, so it’ll be a fun-filled busy couple of days!
@bobmac way cool for pinning it on. I hear (and see from the profile) it’s punchy with a legit climb to the finish. So…do lots of SST and eat nothing but, celery and water. Seriously, though, if your not reasonably light it will be tough. But, Sea Otter, and racing in general, is about having fun, the moment, the journey, learning and helping others when you can.
We are all guilty, but if you can, try and not tie your self worth to any one result. Especially masters like you and I. We’ve been through way too much to get caught up or worry about a bike ride.
With that, I hope when the festival looms closer @stevemz or @Nate_Pearson will make an attempt to get TR peeps together.
Once I know where we are camping I’ll post up. If I can assist or feed anyone I’d be more than happy to do so. Please feel free to msg and stop by if you need anything…
@fidracer Congratulations on your upgrade!!! Taking on 3 races - you are fearless!
Kevin Metcalfe is the current UCI world champion Masters track athlete who is “not too shabby” on the road either (e.g. he set the age category Sea Otter road race course record in 2017). He has a blog post on many events, including the Sea Otter Road Race. He mentions the wind in the section on “Race Advice”.
I raced the circuit race there the last three years and you only get a few minutes, if any, to warm up on the track. I have always warmed up on one of the access roads right by the start line then I get over to stage. They run a lot of races with few breaks so there is no open track time. If you are racing XC you can warm up on the track headed up to the corkscrew as much as you want before your race stages.