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Sea Otter 2012 Diary: Day five

Rick writes...

Day five of Planet X USA’s Sea Otter 2012 started how any good day at a trade show should start, with Shiggy locking the keys to the van, inside the van. However, after half an hour of pushing, puling, swearing and pointing Michael managed to creatively fashion a tent pole into a breaking and entering device and we were all set for another day.

Temperatures soared into the nineties today and unusually good weather meant even the seasoned pro’s were finding the racing tough. The mens cyclocross race whipped up the largest crowd as it passed through the expo area, with Ben Berden taking an impressive victory.

Walking around the expo area and it was easy to see why the show attracts so many cycling fans. X-Fusion, Fox and DT Swiss all had new shocks on offer, Magura had demo versions of their new hydraulic road brake callipers, Shimano were showing their new Saint and Zee freeride groupsets and Mavic had an expanded range of 29er wheels on show.

Here’s a few photos we grabbed walking around the arena:

Solar powered speed bike

Thule showed their love and used our bikes to demo their range of vehicle racks

Lasso the bike challenge on the green

Shimano had their new Zee freeride groupset on show

Shiggy rocking the On-One/Titus Jump Suit (left).

Tomorrow is the last day of the show so myself and Michael will be heading back to Portland tomorrow evening. There will be more photos to come over the next week or so as we get back and filter through the aftermath of the weekend.

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Read Sea Otter Diary: day four

23 April 2012