Monterey, California * April 12th-15th, 2007
It was a fantastic Sea Otter this year and everyone had a blast! With 7 podium finishes including a couple of wins in the downhill it was a huge race for dhReno!
Adam on his race run on Sunday
The Otter 2007:
More than thirty dhReno racers and support crew attended the event including: Adam, Amanda, Bernadette, Bill, Cierra, Clark, Cooper, Cristy, Curtis, Davey, David, Debbi, Eddy, Eric, Fred, Hacksaw, Jim, J-Man, Joe, John, Matt, Maria, Mike, Nancy B., Nancy, PH, Randy, Sean, Steve, Zack
Randy recruited a few more racers for dhReno at Sea Otter……
The short race video. Adam is working on an awesome video that we’ll post in a couple of days. It will have shots of everyone except Randy & Steve – it was raining too hard on their run!
Curtis Opperman smoked the course and ran 14th out of 73 Semi-Pro Racers in a hotly contested race!
Joe & PH heading for their race
Matt Robison 1st Place DH Sport Men 19-24
Dave Bright 1st Place DH Expert Men 40-49. Dave also scored a 2nd in Downhill Hardtail and a 7th in Super D!
Bernie Opperman scored a 5th place with the highly competitive DH Sport Women 19-29 group!
Nancy Birch (age 48) scored a 3rd racing with the DH 30+ Expert Women!
Sean Martin (on the far left) takes 5th in his first ever DH race! He’d have probably won it without the crash. Photo by Hacksaw.
Other Podium finishes with no photos yet:
- Cierra Smith grabbed a 2nd place finish in the Jr Sport Downhill with a very impressive run against tough competiton. This was with a crash in her race run!
Mud Racing: the mud got us again this year. A torrential downpour on Saturday turned the course into a real mess with sections slicker than billy-goat snot on a greased door knob. More than a few race hopes were squashed sliding out in the goo – but that’s racing!
Sean Martin on the race…..
Eric after sliding out in the last berm. Even with a crash he still had a ran a great time in his first Pro race.
Sea Squatter Campsite 2007
7 tents, 2 travel trailers, 1 tent trailer and 1 RV
L2R: Cooper, Nancy, Dave, Randy, Davey, Amanda, Matt & Debbi
Huge thanks to Debbi and Randy Robison of Black Rock Bicycles for organizing the trip and to Debbi for all the hard work in preparing the delicious meals for the entire group! You guys are the best!
dhReno camp after the Saturday deluge: “A River Runs Through It”
The Downhill Course
Spectators packed the course……
Sea Otter is part race, part festival and part bike trade show….
Cool new bikes – the prototype Intense M5. The frame is 2 lbs. less than an M3!
Does this logo design look familiar? It’s even on the back of a black shirt! They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
- Race Results 2007
- Yahoo Photos download or print photos
- For more photos/info NorCalMtnBikeRacing.blogspot.com Sea Otter links