Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sea Otter kicks the season off right!

I always find Sea Otter classic to be one of the best ways to kick of the racing season...not only does it give us Canadians a chance to soak up some sunshine and warm weather in early April, but on top of that it's also just a great opportunity to meet and catch up with product sponsors and to really kick the racing season off in a super fun atmosphere!

The start of this year's journey was a bit hectic, as I had a big final exam just just a few hours before my flight departed!  I rushed to the airport and luckily everything went smooth and it was clear skies all the way until I arrived at the hotel.  Morning came early, but I was super pumped to get the weekend started and log some laps in on the track and check out the expo area.

After a few hours of practice we headed into the expo area to check things out.  I headed over to Juliana Bicycles/Santa Cruz Bicycles before things got too crazy busy and finally got to meet the Juliana Bicycles Crew in person and put faces to names.  The new Roubion bike, just launched by Juliana Bicycles,  and the new Santa Cruz 27.5" Nomad were on display...Loving all the new colors this year and can't wait to get my hands on the new bikes!
The new Roubion...she's a beauty!
Juliana Bicycles is also holding an awesome contest right now where you can actually win one of these sweet new steeds, and a trip to Roubion France to ride it!  Check out their web-site for all the details -

Next up was a trip over to Marzocchi to finally catch a glimpse of the new 350CR enduro fork, which is 27.5" wheel size compatible.  The fork feels amazing and I am just itching to get my hands on this bad boy for my new trail bike!  Loving the new stanchion colour too!
The new 350CR 27.5 enduro fork

It was a pretty fun first day of Sea Otter and great to be back on the bike in a race setting.  Can't wait until race day!