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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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    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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    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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