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    Tandems going to the Otter

    Just wondering if anyone else is taking a tandem to the Sea Otter. I'm trying to get away with racing and practicing with mine on the DH course.
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    We raced the tandem a few years ago there in the xc race. It is a great time and a huge field. You could probably ride the downhill course as long as you are there early in the week to avoid getting into anyone's way. Race Management at Sea Otter tends to take things pretty seriously so be wary of what they may or may not be willing to allow you to do.

    Looks like the weather is shaping up to be awesome that weekend.

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    We were thinking about it earlier, but things didn't work out as planned so we passed this year. Next year for sure!

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    Sea Otter Classic Downhill Course on a Tandem

    They let us race. This was our second practice run.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKAoYeBnGJ0
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    Great video, thanks for bringing us along. I got a good picture of you guys in the air off one of the upper table tops, I will pass it along to Gearhead for you.

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    Tandems going to the Otter-sea-otter-tandem-small.jpg
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    Thanks, I was hoping that someone got a shot or two. We actually cleared the finish line jump. That was pretty fun stuff.
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    Found a short video clip. We went pretty slow on that steep off camber but our time of 3:15 was respectable enough, we sure carried some speed on the freeway section leading up to that. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4Hyx...eature=related
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    A couple more shots thanks to Rick.
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    oops
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    Was finally having a look at my new Dirt Rag issue. Cool to see your tandem made the photo sidebar.

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    Just got the June edition of Mountain Bike Action and it's in there too. I hope one of the mags has some more action pictures for their Sea Otter editions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DHMASTER
    Just got the June edition of Mountain Bike Action and it's in there too. I hope one of the mags has some more action pictures for their Sea Otter editions.
    Sorry my friend, no longer subscribe to MBA. I'll give a look when we are at the supermarket.

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    more pics
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    video from the log drop

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    It's that time again. Come on, someone bring out a tandem to the DH race and have some fun with us.
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    Tandems at Sea Otter

    We're coming down to race in the Tandem XC Race. I'll check out the DH race schedule. Did you simply sign up as if you were racing your single bike?

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    Re: Tandem at Sea Otter

    And what DH category are you signed up for?

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    DH Cat 1 40-49, but my stoker is registered in his Cat 1 age group. We'll probably end up racing last like last year.
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    Sea Otter DH 2013

    Another year another Sea Otter, raced the tandem in the Downhill and bettered my time by ten seconds and finished with a 3:05.
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    A couple more shots from the 2013 Sea Otter Downhill.
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    Sea Otter is here again, any takers?
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    A top to bottom look at the course with a few camera angles.
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    A second of air on the tandem sure feels like a lot more.Tandems going to the Otter-edited-8633-x3.jpgTandems going to the Otter-edited-8634-x3.jpg
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    Nice Lookin' DH Rig
    Got any pic's on how you setup the camera for this shot??
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    In this shot you can see the camera mounted under the stoker's left bar end. It is a u-bolt style mount with an adjustable ball head from contour.
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    Do I see a camera mounted on your BB?

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    Yes, but it gets dirty quickly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOaT_XiDDa0
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    Thanks DH!!
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    In this shot you can see the camera mounted under the stoker's left bar end. It is a u-bolt style mount with an adjustable ball head from contour.

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    Campsites are booked, now I need to decide if dual slalom really means what I think it means. I really am thinking DH and DS this year. What could go wrong?
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    Ohhhh, I'd love to be the other tandem in a dual slalom race this year! We'll be there for the XC tandem race again. Let me look at the schedule and see if we could hit the DS race on the tandem with you!

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    That, would be awesome.
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    DHMaster - OK, it looks like the Dual Slalom Cat 3 race is at the same time as our Tandem XC race on Sunday morning, so we'd have to enter Cat 2 so we could race on what looks like Friday. How's that sound?

    And what's your usual racing class and age for the DH race? I'm 43 and usually race Cat 2 on a single bike.

    I emailed Jeff Frost at Sea Otter just now to ask how to best enter so that we can be sure to race the two tandems head to head during qualifying. I'll let you know what he says.

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    How cool is that? A dual dual! Sounds great. I'm 51 and race cat 1, my stoker is 30 and races cat 2. I think what you have proposed is probably fine, and it seems like too much fun to pass up. Won't surprise me if they just want us to race with the Pros. and that would be fine. I don't think the classes make any difference, we will all be in a class of our own. Keep me posted. Jon.
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    Don't worry if you don't get ahold of Frosty, historically I've done pretty well just showing up and asking forgiveness instead of permission.
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    Jon,

    Hi there! We signed up the tandem today for the DS Mens Cat 1. I see the following times…

    Thu 8A Inspection
    Thu 11A Qualifying
    Fri 8A Inspection
    Fri 9A Finals

    The Pro Inspection is 9A on Sat, 11A Qualifying, and 4P Finals.

    Are you signed up for the Cat 1 DS now as well? And if so, shall we meet up on Thu at the course to make arrangements to race together?

    Looking forward to it!

    Thanks,
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    Awesome, I will sign us up for the same.
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    All signed up. See you on thursday.
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    Awesome! Jon, what's your last name so we can try and find you on the list at sign in.

    I heard a rumor that we might have to switch to Cat 2, since I don't have a racing license and need a one day. Regardless, we'll find you there and hope to race head to head this weekend!

    Henry Abel & Amy Mitchell - currently registered for Cat 1 DS.

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    SeaOtter Tandem DS 2015 on Pinkbike!

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    Thanks so much to both of you Henry and Amy. It's not often that you can take advantage of a moment and do something "outside of the box" and have a memory of a lifetime. I hope we ride again soon.
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    Lots of Cameras and smiles.
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    Yeah! Next year I say we do the Endure race!

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    Look at the fun you missed in the DownHill.
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    Shot of the day.
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    Good plan. Enduro it is.
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    That crashed looked fun

    So were there just two tandem teams at the Otter?

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    Two in the Dual Slalom, one in the DH, and I think a dozen in the XC.
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