Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sea Otter 2009

Let me be the first to complain…

I really love the Sea Otter road and circuit courses, but the tweaking of the schedule has me wondering what they were thinking.

When I looked at the original 2009 schedule about a month ago, the 35+ 1/2/3 road race was on Thursday afternoon and the circuit race was late Friday morning. That would have been great to get in 2 races and only have to stay in a hotel Thursday night, and still have the weekend free for a couple long rides near home.

But now, they’ve added a flat crit for those who don't go uphill as well and I guess what I’d call a “rest day” on Saturday to the schedule. The crit is on Thursday, the circuit race is on Friday and the road race has been moved to 7:30 AM on Sunday, so no going home after the circuit race and coming back Sunday morning unless I want to wake up at 3:30.

Hey, why not just add a TT on Saturday and make it a 4 day 4 stage race? Nor Cal could really use a stage race with some hills.


Anonymous said...

Stage Race? TT? Sounds good to me. I'm thinking Barloy Canyon TT.

Pete aka Taxi777 said...

Now that's something I'd be interested in seeing you do...TT would be pretty cool.
You would think Vendors would want 4 days especially Saturday!