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I am always so excited for Sea Otter every year. It is the first major North American event of the year and in many ways a family reunion. So many people to see, share stories with, catch up on lost time.

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I am always so excited for Sea Otter every year. It is the first major North American event of the year and in many ways a family reunion. So many people to see, share stories with, catch up on lost time.

It has been a few years since I have raced since I made the transition to a freeride & adventure athlete. But thanks to Caroline Westray and Jill Kintner, I got talked into slalom…which really didn’t take a whole lot of convincing. Sea Otter slalom is the best! Super fun course, big crowd, lots of heckling. I had a lot of fun and it was great to be back in the gate with a little bit of pressure. I qualified 6th and was knocked out in the first round of finals, Claire Buchar was riding so good and went on to take 3rd on the day.

In addition to Slalom I lead a women’s ride for Liv and spent a lot of time over at SRAM for the Gold Rusch Tour. I am such a big fan of Rebecca Rusch and the Gold Rusch Tour and was really happy to have to opportunity to be involved for my 5th year.

Andddd I cannot forget one of the nicest things anyone has ever done for me – the Liv & Giant crew made Happy Birthday tanks and had a little surprise party for me at the BBQ. I was shocked. It was incredible. I am pretty sure I had a perma smile on my face for the rest of the week because it was such an incredible gesture. I am so, so happy to call this crew family. ♥

1. Surprise Party at Liv & Giant // 2. Slalom Finals vs. Claire // 3. Gold Rusch Clinic // 4. Slalom // 5. Gold Rusch panel discussion // 6. Lindsey Voreis spreading her coaching magic // 7. Giant Family  // 8. Scott Secco’s Builder Premiere Party // 9. Jackson and Bailey Goldstone take two 2nd places in DH