I spent last week in Cali, Morgan Hill to be precise.
I had the chance to test some new products, hangout with some cool people and I even learned a thing or two.
Sea Otter race course. I was most definitely feeling the effects of our long Kansas winter.
"Trail conditions" were less than ideal. I use quotes because anyone who has ridden or raced at Laguna Seca knows it's more dirt road and double track than actual trail. An abnormally wet winter brought much needed rain, but also created giant sinkholes and axle-deep ruts in many places.
Coming off a water bar on the first descent I managed to maneuver out of harms way, narrowly missing a man-eater of a sinkhole. One of my buddies, a known Team Segal nerdowell, was not so lucky — he rode straight in, crashed in spectacular fashion and came away with a broken collar bone.
At least it was a loaner bike.