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Another Stellar Weekend at the 2019 Sea Otter Classic with the TASCO MTB Tribe

Posted on April 19 2019

 

Well, we're already in withdrawal from the 2019 Sea Otter Classic but what a week it was ripping trails with our TASCO Tribe members! From the Expo to the Downhill course, the Women's XC race to the Dual Slalom, the TASCO Tribe was out in force soaking it all in.


2019 Sea Otter Classic Laguna Seca


We kicked off Thursday watching the XC and Enduro racing as the masses slowly trickled into the expo. At first, we were unsure of what the Otter would have in store for us as the winds whipped up on Thursday evening sending tents flying into the lake!


Sea Otter Classic TASCO MTB 2019


RECON Ultralight Glove Launch

But did we have a surprise in store! Just in time for the Sea Otter Classic, we launched a brand new glove: the RECON Ultralight! It's super duper minimal and crafted especially for those who want to wear a glove but feel like they aren't.

Take your pick from the Cyan Pop, Stealth (featured here) or the Bob (aka Marley). Want to get your hands on a pair? Place an order now! 

Still not convinced these might be your new favorite gloves? Well SoCal Cyclist named the RECON Ultralights to their Top 5 under $50 at the festival!

 

TASCO MTB Recon Ultralights Sea Otter Classic TASCO MTB Recon Ultralights Sea Otter Classic

 

 

Enduro Racing at the Sea Otter Classic

We were thrilled to watch one of our youngest TASCO Tribe members, Makena Kellerman, at just 15 years old, take 6th in the Junior Women Enduro Race! Yew! And then Tribe member Cole Fiene at 19 years of age came away with 2nd after 4 runs down the Enduro course. Way to work hard against a stacked field!

We even managed some time to pedal with the youngsters just before sunset.

TASCO Tribe Sea Otter Classic riding

Friday Night Footdown


Once again, Friday Night Footdown was one of the highlights of the day at Sea Otter, with our very own Nate Miller, founder of TASCO MTB, taking the mic and emceeing the event!

 

TASCO MTB Sea Otter Classic Footdown TASCO MTB Footdown Sea Otter Classic

 

Downhill Dreams at the Otter

We had so many TASCO Tribe members competing at Downhill, from adaptive rider Jeremy McGhee to our photographer Jesse Polay and Nico Johnson.

 

Sea Otter Classic Downhill Race Sea Otter Classic Downhill Race

 

 Sea Otter Classic Downhill Jeremy McGhee Meredith McConvill Sea Otter Classic


TASCO Tribe Steps It Up for the XC Race

By the time Sunday rolled around, we were craving sleep, but dragged ourselves outta bed at sunrise to the Sea Otter Start line to watch the stacked Pro Women's field roll out.

 From Nikki, Jen and Emma of the KS Kenda Women's team, to Tira Denny, Gwendalyn Gibson (congrats on that 9th place finish!!), Kelly Catale and Fairlee Frey. In the women's junior 17-18 field Madysen Rails took home 4th place. Yeah Mady!


In the Men's fields we had TASCO Tribe member Blake Wray take the W in the Juniors 15-16 Category, racing along with Tribe members Ethan Villaneda and Zane Lyon. Besides the Junior racers, we also watched as Ethan Sanchez, Simon Planken and Cynthia Miranda tackled the hilly XC course.

We loved seeing all of them out on the course and under the TASCO tent this weekend.

Sea Otter Classic Womens Pro XC Race Sea Otter Classic Womens Pro XC Race
Sea Otter Classic Womens Pro XC Race Sea Otter Classic XC Cross Country Race

 

In addition to the racing, we had so much fun in the booth! Thank you to everyone who helped us hold down the fort: Adam, Will, Anna, Meredith and Nate! Also a big thanks to everyone who stopped by for a Bad Sea Coffee cold brew or beers in the afternoon from our friends at Pizza Port. 

Thank you all for sharing the TASCO stoke and we look forward to seeing you at the next event!


Post written by Meredith McConvill, TASCO Tribe Athlete Manager. Photos by Tribe members Jesse Polay, Liam Donohue and Meredith McConvill.

Turner Conway Meredith McConvill Sea Otter Classic TASCO MTB Recon Ultralights Sea Otter Classic

 

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