Looking back at April

Posted on 31. Dec, 2009 by in news

April brought a gap in the NRC calendar which left yours truly to enjoy some of the other races: Copperopolis, billed as “the Paris-Roubaix of California” and  Sea Otter Classic in Monterey.

Copperopolis

Copperopolis

I just like the shot – sometimes it is that simple.

Levi Leipheimer used the local races for training

Levi Leipheimer used the Sea Otter races for final training

Every year it seems that mother nature has it in for the Sea Otter Circuit Race held on the Laguna Seca speedway with its infamous corkscrew. In years past we’ve had torrential downpours, howling winds and this year it was a heatwave.  The temperature hit over 100 on the pavement for the races.

Jo Kiesanowski (TIBCO) wins Sea Otter Circuit Race

Jo Kiesanowski (TIBCO) wins Sea Otter Circuit Race

Sea Otter Cross Country

Sea Otter Cross Country

The heatwave continued on the fourth and final day, it was so bad in fact that both the cross country races were shortened down to one lap for the women and two for the men.

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