Friday, April 15, 2011

A Few Thoughts from Sea Otter Day 2

Chilling at the Otter, about to go for a ride.
Rider: Greg (me). Photo: Tony C.
Wow, I don't know where to even begin with my blogging coverage of day 2 at the Sea Otter Classic. For starters, I still haven't finished writing about all of the incredible things that I saw and experienced during day 1.

It's safe to say that by the end of the day tomorrow I will probably have enough blog material to last me through the end of April... although I want to pump out as many posts this week as I can! The massive scope of Sea Otter is just hard to comprehend. I almost find it hard to believe that there are enough cyclists in this world to support all of the hundreds of bicycle manufacturers, drivetrain companies, component machinists, apparel designers, gear distributers, supplement chefs, and media gurus represented at this festival. And I'm sure there are many, many more that didn't take the time to come to California!

Attending an event like this makes you appreciate the vastness of the cycling community. It makes me feel special to know that I am a part (even if it is a small one) of such an awesome, tight-knit community.


Side Note: I've been chewing on a couple of Lara Bar samples that I picked up today, and they are fantastic! For an all natural, vegan gluten free, dairy free, and soy free bar, these taste so delicious! Actually, they taste delicious compared against most any bar!

Other delicious supplements that I got to sample today include Luna Bar, Clif Bar, and Gu. I highly recommend Luna's new cookie dough protein bar!

Taking One for the Team
During my afternoon ride today out on the Fort Ord proper, I was descending around a curve and almost nailed another rider climbing up! I slammed on my brakes and slid out, going halfways over the handlebars, crashing in the dirt on the side of the trail. The other guy gave me a hand up and made sure that I was alright, which was nice.

But since I had to take a spill and suffer the pain, I would just like everyone to know how gracious of a person I am by taking one for team instead of annihilating both of us. I need to get something out of this deal:


Hopefully my blog posts tonight are just beginning. Stay tuned for more action from the Sea Otter Classic!



2 comments:

Michael April 16, 2011 at 8:35 AM  

Sweet looking jerseys! And be proud of the blood, you aren't riding unless you are bleeding : )

Greg Heil April 17, 2011 at 12:50 AM  

Yeah dude, I wear my battle wounds with pride!

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