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Airborne Flight Crew at the Sea Otter Classic

The main purpose of my recent trip to the 2011 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA was a homecoming of sorts for the 2011 Airborne Flight Crew members.  It is the one time a year that we are brought together from across the country.  Some of us race, some of us banter and we all work the Airborne Bicycles booth for a couple hours a day during the festival. The team has already been introduced over on the Airborne Bikes Blog, they do it better than…

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Sea Otter Ladies Lounge

Sea Otter Ladies Lounge

One of the things I am very excited about for the 2011 Sea Otter Classic is all the “ladies” focused events!   On Sunday there is a full day of events scheduled to get women more active in the cycling lifestyle. Sea Otter Ladies Lounge Sponsored by SRAM Rebecca Rusch, pro athlete, endurance racer, and all around great person, has put together the SRAM Gold Rusch Tour for 2011.  The first stop is the Sea Otter Classic where she is ho…

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Renovo Hardwood Bicycles at 2011 Sea Otter Classic

Often I come back from industry events like the 2011 Sea Otter Classic and people ask me what the coolest thing I saw was.  I try to highlight all of those things on Bike Shop Girl and keep the fluff to the rest of the internet.  One of these things were hardwood bicycles from Renovo Hardwood Bicycles. From Renovo Why Wood?  We chose wood not because it’s different, not because it’s sustainable, but simply because we believe its eng…

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Cyclelogical Booth at 2011 Sea Otter Classic

Warm, inviting, and cozy are not words you associate with booths at the Sea Otter Classic.  To be able to make people feel welcome, even kids and women, it is a great compliment! A quick peek in photos of the Cyclelogical Gear booth. Hangers made out of rims, spokes and shrader valves….

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New nuun Flavors and Packaging at Sea Otter Classic

…rfect hint of tart and sweet, amazing for the long ride or when you are quenching your thirst The rest of the Sea Otter Classic I literally LIVED on nuun Strawberry Vanilla.  They kept a few water coolers full of their new flavors for people to test, I kept testing over and over anytime my water bottle was low. There are other new flavors as well : Lemon Tea, Fruit Punch, Grape, and Tropical  I haven’t gotten to those as I am in love wit…

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2011 Sea Otter Update

…slowing getting my crap together to go grab some food and head out to the venue.   Today’s my last day at Sea Otter as I fly out tomorrow morning.   I plan on getting a ride in (if possible) and take a crap load of photos and pictures.   I figure I have 12 hours of travel tomorrow to actual put together all the post. Today is also the last day of the SRAM Ladies Lounge. Yesterday the tent was packed and we had a ton of great questions and…

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2011 Sea Otter Dual Slalom Photos

During my stay at Sea Otter something happened to my mentally and emotionally that I can’t explain.  It’s a bit more deep than I want to get into on this post but one of the after affects was wanting, no yearning, to take more bike racing photos.   Saturday afternoon before we packed up for the day, Neal and I hiked up the dual slalom hill to watch the final heats of the races.  While I had no experience of this type of racing, besid…

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Sea Otter Preview Vlog in the CLT Airport

While delayed at the Charlotte airport, I threw together a video using my Macbook’s iSight.  Working through the kinks.. In the film I mentioned a few things. Airborne Bicycles (partner and sponsor of Bike Shop Girl) Sea Otter Classic Sea Otter Ladies Lounge with Rebecca Rusch…

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Review: 2011 Airborne Delta CX

…hts of the Airborne Delta CX The first time I rode the Delta CX was commuting from Monterrey California to the 2011 Sea Otter Classic. Straight up a huge hill, with the very aggressive tread cyclocross tires that come stock on the bike. I knew the bike wasn’t really setup for me, and all I had was 9 miles of trying it out but I really enjoyed the bike, especially the mountain bike cassette on the rear! Fast forward a couple months, my sec…

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