Sea Otter Classic 2009 Gallery: XC

Georgia Gould - (c) Ken Conley
Photo by Ken Conley

This one isn't much of a gallery. I decided to spend Sunday testing riding bikes and had just turned in the last bike after the XC race had already begun. The womens' race was shortened to a single lap due to the blistering hot temperatures today, which was also part of my motivation to leave the camera equipment behind.

I wasn't entirely lazy -- I broke out a camera body and rode a Jamis Sputnik road bike (in single speed mode) up a fire road to shoot the men as they came by. It wasn't the best spot for XC shooting, but it was about as far as I could take road tires with one gear. I then road down to the finish so that I could shoot Georgia Gould winning in familiar style. I wasn't going to wait around in the heat for Sauser to win -- he was already thoroughly thrashing the field after the first lap.

Gallery, kinda

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