Sea Otter Stories: Fear And Loathing In Laguna Seca

Cain Ramirez is the Co-Founder and CEO of Cowgirl Bike Courier. He has been designated by Cyclelicious as part of the less-than-one percent of transportation cyclists that identify as “Strong & Fearless”.

It started off as a joke.

Rich had just posted a press release for the Sea Otter Classic on Twitter. In it was mention of the Second Iteration of their infamous eMTB Race. I laughed. I don’t ride mountain bikes. Truth be told, I don’t particularly like mountain bikes, or mountain bike culture for that matter. Despite these preconceived notions, I’m a complete sucker for erratic and quirky cycling concepts.

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My race to the top of Mount Hamilton

Stage 3 for the Amgen Tour of California starts and ends in the city of San Jose on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. I have a press pass and need your help deciding where to park myself for photos. Can I make it to both the start and to the top Mt. Hamilton for photos?


My race up Mt Hamilton 2015

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2015 Amgen Tour of California Women Stage 1 Photos and Results

2015 Amgen Tour of California Women Stage Race Lake Tahoe

80 women raced 74 miles in gorgeous weather around Lake Tahoe in the first stage of the women’s Amgen Tour of California road race today. See results under the photo.

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Tour of Qatar ITT portraits

Tom Boonen Tour of Qatar Individual Time Trial

The individual time trials isn’t my personal favorite in a road bicycle stage race, but a spread out line of individuals racers results in a spectator friendly event and a great opportunity for sports photographers to catch top racers in action.

Shooting a bike race in the desert doesn’t often afford much opportunity for stunning imagery, but today’s Tour of Qatar Stage 3 took place in a sandstorm and finished in the late afternoon. Photographer Bryn Lennon took advantage of the unique lighting to catch several racers from his motorcycle vantage.

More below this photo of Tom Boonen. Click through for larger images.

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