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I went to the Sea Otter Classic yesterday, using our military discount (two for one tickets) and hung out there for the afternoon. It’s a 4 day festival and expo for bike enthusiasts. The annual event brings in cyclists from all over the world and is held at the Laguna Seca Recreation Area. If you are even slightly interested in cycling, it’s a nice chance to watch some interesting events. We caught two mountain biking events – the “dual slalom” and “speed and style”. Both were fun to watch and easy to view as they allow spectators to watch up close. We  didn’t find it too crowded either!

It’s a family friendly event, I saw plenty of people bring their kids.  However, it is quite dusty so I recommend wearing sneakers.  The weather was perfect – sunny and not humid (typical for Monterey).  Don’t forget sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat if you want to avoid getting burned.

Here’s what the expo looks like.

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Some action shots from the “Speed & Style” mountain biking event.20130421-155259.jpg

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The “Dual Slalom” course.20130421-155314.jpg

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20130421-155326.jpgAll in all, I thought it was a great way to spend an afternoon.  I’ll probably go again next year and perhaps even bring my bike to check out the open mountain biking courses.

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