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2013 Sea Otter Classic - day 3

Written by: Herbert Krabel
Added: Sat Apr 20 2013

While the 2013 Sea Otter Classic will go on another day tomorrow, this is our 3rd and final coverage day of this fantastic family cycling event. Saturday is typically the biggest and busiest day and it appeared that that was true again. There was quite a bit of racing action on the trails and on the road, plus a Gran Fondo also took place. The expo area with more than 400 exhibitors was thus filled with curious cycling fans and their families. Enjoy the pictures.

Early on the aisles were filled with people but it got busier as the day progressed.

Trek brought in their Project One demo truck and despite harsh weather along the travel route it arrived in Monterey just in time for the busy weekend.

Folks can indeed learn what is possible in terms of customization and the wall of frames serves as an inspiration.

Fizik now offers neon colors on their saddles, so now you can match your saddle to your neon shoes and helmet. We actually also noticed a few neon colored frames.

The Rotor powermeter got quite a bit of interest.

Quite a few young cyclists were around today including this group of Little Bellas.

The Upstand is an ultralight folding bike stand that fits into your jersey pocket. No longer lean your bike at home against the sofa or the curtains.

Mavic introduced their Cosmic Carbone 40C clincher wheel, and it looks remarkably like the tubular edition.

This cross section shows you what is inside one of these Cosmic Carbone 40C rims.

A few miles away from the expo a fleet of Focus TT bikes of Team Jelly Belly is ready for the time trial.

The women of Team Exergy were warming up on their road bikes in a bit of shade.

With only 20 minutes to spare the SRAM mechanics performed an internal cable routing operation on this Wilier Blade.

German/Irish Team TIBCO Pro Melanie Spath warming up under a tree.

Meanwhile under the Team CashCall tent these TT bikes look strangely familiar.

Women's stage race leader Jade Wilcoxson is ready for this race of truth.

The Get Crackin team warmed up in Team TT fashion on their trainers.

Not every one was on an ultra fancy TT bike and some folks competed on road bikes.

Robin Eckman of Team California Giant Berry pushes the last few 100 yards.

Aggressive up the final riser.

The not so elaborate finish line does the job.


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