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sspomer
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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kidwoo
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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Ahab
11/6/2015 9:23 AM

See ya there.

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Scrub
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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sspomer
11/6/2015 9:33 AM
Ahab wrote:

See ya there.

hahaha rich!

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Reformed Roadie
11/6/2015 10:06 AM

The end is near, my friends...

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bturman
11/6/2015 10:46 AM

Every participant had better be in costume.



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91001
11/6/2015 10:58 AM

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

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FredLikesTrikes
11/6/2015 1:06 PM

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

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

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bturman
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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bblackyeti1
11/6/2015 4:52 PM

The end is nigh, my friends.

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Jakers
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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Mr. P
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.

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kidwoo
11/6/2015 6:41 PM
Mr. P wrote:

Vote with your mouth as a ...more

"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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Colin McCarthy
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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Bigburd
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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pancakeflatted
11/7/2015 7:06 AM

wow. just....wow.

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silvbullit
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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coyoterun
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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pancakeflatted
11/7/2015 12:00 PM

WE NEED FEST SERIES

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Big Bird
11/7/2015 4:27 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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MSTRCHRS
11/8/2015 10:56 AM
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hunter2244
11/8/2015 8:44 PM

We are approaching the end, my friends

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HuckSauce
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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Big Bird
11/12/2015 5:04 PM
HuckSauce wrote:

"The future's uncertain ...more

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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bturman
11/19/2015 11:49 AM

Maybe Nico Vouilloz will show up?

http://www.mbr.co.uk/news/nico-vouilloz-sees-ebike-racing-as-his-future-335336

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sspomer
11/22/2015 8:06 AM
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pancakeflatted
11/22/2015 8:10 AM

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

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