May 9th 2011 - Written by: Kelsy

NRL Racing Team at Sea Otter Classic 2011

The NRL Racing Team had a great time at the Sea Otter Classic visiting many of our wonderful sponsors like Osprey Packs. As usual, the venue was hustling and bustling with activity, showing that the bike community is a strong one.

For those of you who didn’t go, yes, you did miss out on a bunch of cool stuff. Here is a sampler.

  1. Brian Lopes vs Jared Graves on the Dual Slalom Finals. Both racers are multiple world champs. epic.
  2. Sea Otter Road Stage race! This was the first time this was held and it was a huge success.
  3. Awesome sneak peeks at the latest and greatest…but you already knew that.

I hope next year they have a pro mountain bike stage race with the following stages. This was an event in the past, but it is not at the current moment.

Thursday = Individual TT of around 20 minutes. gives seeding for STXC Race call ups.

Friday = STXC Race

Saturday = XC Race

Sunday = Super D Race, Individual TT style.

All around, a super fun time! Look forward to it again next year.

November 4th 2010 - Written by: Kelsy

Osprey Hydraulics Team Member Melinda Davie Comes Back To The Tahoe Sierra 100 Ultra Endurance Mountain Bike Race

Having a goal is a good way to start the day. I started Saturday September 11th with the goal to complete the Tahoe Sierra 100 Ultra Endurance Mountain Bike Race. I wasn’t looking to do it in any time specifically, except that the organizer had put a limit of 14 hours on it. I attempted to do this event in 2009 and came very close but did not complete it. I learned a few things through that experience and after this past year of training, planning and competing in a few much shorter races I felt I was ready to tackle the event again.



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