Sea Otter is having an e-MTB race

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11/6/2015 8:54 AM

http://www.seaotterclassic.com/index.cfm/competitive_events_eMTB.htm

from their site:
"The 2016 Sea Otter eMTB race route will offer a few road descents, single track trails, challenging distance, and a bit of climbing are all part of the eMTB race experience. The race is time based - 60 minutes in duration - kind of a hybrid between short track and cross country."

is the end near or is this the future?

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11/6/2015 9:12 AM

•Professional Men’s and Women's categories prize purse - 15 deep, men; ten deep, women. (Top fifteen Pro Men and top ten Pro Women each receive a portion of the UCI-mandated HC prize purse.)


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11/6/2015 9:23 AM

See ya there.

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11/6/2015 9:29 AM

So how does one qualify for a "Pro" E-bike license? Do you show them you have an expensive long lasting battery?

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11/6/2015 9:33 AM

Ahab wrote:

See ya there.

hahaha rich!

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11/6/2015 10:06 AM

The end is near, my friends...

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11/6/2015 10:46 AM

Every participant had better be in costume.



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11/6/2015 10:58 AM

Hey Spomer - Bosch is an event sponsor. Money talks.

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11/6/2015 1:06 PM

Finally a proper format for all of us #dadbods out there! Score!

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I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

11/6/2015 2:26 PM

This seems like an appropriate time to link to IMBA's new e-bike survey: https://www.imba.com/form/electric-mountain-biking-emtb-survey

Send them your thoughts, for or against.

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11/6/2015 4:52 PM

The end is nigh, my friends.

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11/6/2015 5:25 PM

Sea Otter #eBikeShowAndShine with #eCruiserCrit?!?

No to eMountainBikes unless supporting physical disability.

I've just recently built up an eBike for going to work and it's going well… Not as comfy as the truck (especially now that it's winter here), but fun enough to keep trying to be greener.

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11/6/2015 5:58 PM

Vote with your mouth as a spectator.

If there were ever a need for hecklers, this is it.

What could you say to these guys on the uphills?!?!?!

I might have to go just for the heckling. I'll be the one throwing donuts at them.

P

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11/6/2015 6:41 PM

Mr. P wrote:

Vote with your mouth as a spectator.

If there were ever a need for hecklers, this is it.

What could you say to these guys on the uphills?!?!?!

I might have to go just for the heckling. I'll be the one throwing donuts at them.

P

"say?"

What does one "say?" to people racing(sic) uphill on e-bikes?


Nothing a super soaker and balloons with salt water couldn't say better.

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11/6/2015 9:17 PM

One day you put up a 29+ review and the next day SeaBeaver goes "full retard". I HOPE YOU ARE HAPPY

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11/7/2015 2:02 AM

Face it, sea otter is such a washed out event with terrible tracks that they will take on any event to try and stop people from not going, even an E-bike race

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11/7/2015 7:06 AM

wow. just....wow.

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11/7/2015 8:44 AM

There are many useful and fun applications for ebikes. Of all of the possibilities, mountain bike racing them is the absolute highest tier of asininity. In fact, I can't even come up with a more absurd metaphor. Truly highest tier.

Go Ebike race road bikes all you want because they won't have trail abuse issues and loss of riding habitat like we will.

This is just another example of money ruining things. The Sea Otter organizers just couldn't turn down the Bosch money could they.

We are now officially a motorsport. End

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11/7/2015 10:05 AM

WTH! They were setting up the shitty XC course with a bunch of Fire Road routes, and claimed that can't have a people running into the single tracks as that would ruin the trails. And now they slap in the e-Bike race?

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11/7/2015 12:00 PM

WE NEED FEST SERIES

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11/7/2015 4:27 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/7/2015 4:31 PM

OTTERFEST!!!

(To all of my FEST Friends, that is a joke and I realize that The Otter is not an appropriate venue for a FEST.)

Back to the revelry...

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11/8/2015 10:56 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/8/2015 11:09 AM

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11/8/2015 8:44 PM

We are approaching the end, my friends

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11/12/2015 10:01 AM

"The future's uncertain and the end is always near, let it roll baby roll..." The Doors. Roadhouse Blues.

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11/12/2015 5:04 PM

HuckSauce wrote:

"The future's uncertain and the end is always near, let it roll baby roll..." The Doors. Roadhouse Blues.

That was my Senior Quote in high school. My teacher promised that it wouldn't be edited. But they took out the "Beer."

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11/19/2015 11:49 AM

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11/22/2015 8:06 AM

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11/22/2015 8:10 AM

Honestly though...it might be the second-best event on offer...after Dual Slalom.

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