The X Fusion Media Camp just before Sea Otter was a great experience for us, hanging out and riding with the other athletes-from all around killers like Lopes to s
lopestyle machines like Tyler McCaul-as well as X Fusion engineers, and some major media publications. We enjoyed catered food with gluten free options all day, product presentations, chasing Lopes and Hauer down the upper campus trails, and finished with a lively after party.
Then last weekend the team tackled the Sea Otter Classic, racing the brutally hot and STACKED xc race, as well cheapest car servicing as catching up with basically everyone in the world that bikes and all of our great sponsors. While Max and Colby had good starts but proceeded to detonate in the heat, Will Curtis kept on strong and consistent the whole race, for a very respectable 5th place U23 and 41st place overall.
“Sea Otter was definitely a focus not only because it is a huge event but because of the trail of bad luck leading up to it. In the past races this season, I had problems with mechanicals and crashing, so just to have a clean race was a success. On top of that to feel strong and have a solid performance in tough conditions made it even better. I’m stoked to confirm that my fitness is coming and motivated to keep it up at the next races. Also great to see all of our sponsors and friends out there; always serves as a reminder of how lucky we are to be surrounded by such awesome and supportive people.”
Big thanks to the Hive/E*Thirteen for
helping us out so much at the race as well as to all of our other sponsors for getting us everything we need to race competitively with the best race set ups possible. Our rides are now all ready to go and updated on our site so feel free to check out what the hot new set ups are!
Also feel free to check out Will representing UCSC for the collegiate mountain bike team.