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After a not so great first enduro at Fontana, this girl was ready to have a better Sea Otter but I wasn’t sure how it was going to go since I was in bed for a whole week after Fontana, which meant I was on my bike 3 times before racing Sea Otter! I always love Sea Otter as I get to see my friends from all over the country that come to this race!! It’s my time to catch up with my favorite people!! Plus I live across the street, so it’s super easy and convenient for us to get there!

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Me with Maddie, Porsha and Ryan Leech!

I felt pretty good in line for the first stage, it was the DH course that I rode once, but I knew I didn’t need to worry too much about that stage as it was the shortest. I got to the bottom of the stage and saw my time was faster than last years, so I was pretty stoked about that. I ended up riding all of the stages faster than I did last year, so again, I was happy with that. I knew I wasn’t in tip top condition with the last few weeks of illness, antibiotics and infections so I had to set a realistic goal for myself, which was to STAY ON THE BIKE and to try and beat my times from last year.

Once results came up, I was 10th. At first I was a little bummed about that, but then when I looked at the times 6-10 were all VERY close together! With all things considered running up to the race, I was satisfied. 🙂

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Essence rode herself to a solid 4th place!

Brian on the other hand rode SUPER STELLAR and landed himself up on the #1 step! I was so proud of him!! He had worked super hard and earned this podium!

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Brian #1, with Micah in 3rd! Way to go guys!

Our little Bae probably had one of the best podiums of the weekend, he landed himself 5th in a VERY STACKED podium with some of the best racers in the world!

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My weekend wouldn’t have been possible without the AMAZING AND TALENTED MARIN BIKES MECHANICS, Gravy and Tom! They had my bikes all tuned and ready to go the whole weekend!! I am so thankful for their support!!

Gravy and Tom!

And while Dillon got to share the podium with Yoann Barelli, I got to take a quick pick with him! 🙂 <3

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