Sea Otter Classic: Day Three
April 19, 2009 by Jamie
Upon waking up on the third day of the Sea Otter Classic I would say the two things I miss the most are a good nights sleep and showering. At least we have a campsite that has porta-potties and a hose, there are sites here that have neither of those things. It was really foggy yesterday morning but it soon burned away to a beautiful blue, cloudless sky. It also got unusually warm. From what I’ve heard is that it does not normally get into the 80’s in Monterey this time of year. This is probably why they chose to start the recreational bike tours at 9:30am because they figured that’s when it would warm up. Bryan had previously convinced me to sign up with him for the 10 mile recreational bike ride. I’m not sure why I agreed as I can’t even walk straight without falling over. I ended up chickening out at the last minute which allowed Bryan to instead go on the 20 mile tour. I waited at the expo until he got back and took a few photos of the women’s Circuit Race and some other random stuff. After four hours I was beginning to worry as Bryan has never done a mountain bike ride quite so long and in such warm weather. He returned, exhausted as expected but in good spirits. He had run out of water during the ride but luckily there were a few aid stations along the way which provided much needed nourishment. However, the last aid station ran out of water by the time he got there though so all he got was an orange. We decided to go back to camp after his ride so we didn’t really cover any events. The expo was insanely crowded so it was a lot harder to move around freely like we did on the previous days. That was another reason why we decided to head back early. We decided to sleep in the car last and although it was a lot warmer it still wasn’t as comfortable as a real bed.