Friday, February 17, 2006

New XC Course For 2006 Sea Otter

The Sea Otter Classic folks produced a new press release yesterday. The biggest news to come out is that new course maps have been posted. The new course maps are quite detailed, with both overview and turn-by-turn PDFs, as well as MotionBased enhanced ones. I think that the overall XC course map (even if it profiles the two lap Expert/Pro course) and the MotionBased interactive maps are both stellar. In fact, the MotionBased maps even allow you to export the course to Google Earth. The press release used this blurb to describe the new course:
Sea Otter’s Director of Athlete Services, Jeff Frost talks about the new course, “we’re excited to work with the Bureau of Land Management to develop this exciting new cross country race loop. This loop offers so much that Sea Otter traditionalists have come to love and offers many new exciting challenges - uphill technical singletrack, more passing from the start of the race, and a downhill to the finish!”
MotionBased has an entire page for all the Sea Otter courses (DH, Tour, Road, etc.) and a commentary on the XC course. For those of you wondering, the XC course is 17.41 miles and 3256 feet of elevation per lap plus 2 miles around the starting track. Begineer/Sport will do one lap, while Expert/Pro will do two laps. More details on the race are available here.

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