I could not believe that only seven miles from our cottage in Seaside this incredible 4 day event was taking place. I am beyond thrilled to live in Monterey County because this area is über friendly to cyclists, and an event like this one is just icing on the cake. This first action shot hopefully gives you a flavor for the type of activities and high energy that went on at this event. On a side note, I hope you enjoy the pictures, I am a chemist by profession so although I am amped to share this experience with you I hope the pictures do a better job. Oh, and I just cooked spaghetti and just shifted to writing a blog post (it's true, you all now sealaura can't cook!) so I am a bit tired but I am going to try to inspire you!!
The Sea Otter Classic is a bicycling and outdoor life sports festival and trade show held on the famous Laguna Seca Raceway grounds. It is the first event of the year at the raceway and is also kicks off both the road bike and mountain bike seasons. Since this is the first bicycling event of the year, I was able to to get sneak peaks to bikes before they even hit the stores. You could say that this is the equivalent to NY Fashion week but for bikes!!
Since Laura is a Spanish language ambassador by day it is important to note that Laguna Seca means "dry lake" en español. The area where the track is was originally a lake, and the course was built around the lake. Seca of course means "dry," so you guessed it, the lake has since dried up but there is an artificial pond in its place. Thank you for letting me share this sporty aspect to coastal living and I look forward to contributing more posts in the future.