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Sea Otter Classic is not embarrassed by its riches (slideshow)

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MONTEREY, Calif.—How much carbon dioxide does it take to stuff a sock? This was among many of the questions asked today at the Sea Otter Classic, on day three of the annual festival of all things cycling.

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The answers one might have received would depend heavily on which part of the multi-faceted venue one was in. The bmx jumpers would probably have said something quite different from the road racing cyclists, or the high school mountain bikers from National Interscholastic Cycling Association, or the downhill mountain bike racers, or for that matter the journalists gathered from across the globe.

As for the source of the question, you will have to look at the slideshow to see that.

Once again an assembly of world and national champions, and other riders in the pro ranks, did their battles on the road and dirt race courses while throngs of amateur cyclists competed for honours among their peers.

Yet if not for the excited strains of the commentry carried on the winds that sweep daily across Laguna Seca Raceway, and the occasional sweat-streaked pro rider rolling through the crowded alleys toward the team trailer, those in the tent city that makes up the expo area (325 exhibitors we are told) might have been oblivious of the racing action taking place all around.

Such was the interest in the densely packed booths that display everything from new ways of folding a tire, to low slung motorized bicycles.

While there is always an interest in who you are, at the Sea Otter Classic it is much more about the bike you've built, or your position in one of the scores of races that take place here, or what you're selling in you booth.

Or in the case of the people from Genuine Innovations, the interest is in how many carbon dioxide cannisters you can store in your clothing.




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