This years Sea Otter Classic brought the best weather in years. That meant record crowds, happy cyclists, and great riding weather. Flying solo this year kept me pretty busy, but luckily I was setup directly across from our friends at Fuji so that made life simple and enjoyable for me. There were plenty of folks stopping by the booth with their PT light storiesâ€¦. Sounds like more people than ever are learning the functionality and performance of the Swerve and EOS BikeÂ .
My riding time was limited to commuting to and from the venue, but the fixed breakaway ensured that I did some suffering on the 16% rolling hill grades that surround the Laguna Seca raceway. Limited time to ride and the bad influences of Misfit Peter, meant taking a few steps backwards as far as Tour Divide preparation goes. Oh well, it was a successful trip and a good time.Â
I was also able to procure a few more necessary items for the race and received a special delivery from Mountain Hardwear.Â I will be staying dry, warm, but very breathable with a seam sealed Transition jacketÂ Â . Â But, the more exciting news is still to comeâ€¦.super light, strong, and freestandingâ€¦.Â
So now, with Sea Otter behind us, it is time to pound out some more miles. Weather is looking perfect for this weekend in the northeast so the plan is to load up the bike for a trip up to Jim Thorpe. Fortunately it should not be too hard to get a 200+ mile round trip in with access to this as part of the route. Â