On Sunday, I got up at 6am and headed down to Monterey to watch the largest cycling event in North America – The Sea Otter Classic. My friend Jason had the (ugh) earliest start time of the day at 8am and I was trying to make that. I was off by about 3 minutes. Grr.
Also, the owner of the bike shop, Mike, was going to race in the 44-49 age group category. He’s a big roadie, but was convinced into trying out mountain bike racing. He didn’t even practice riding the mountain bike before he raced on Sunday. He still came in 24th out of 80 some. Pretty impressive.