Had a great time this weekend at The Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA. Met tons of awesome people, watched a few races and brought people up to speed with our products and even sent a few down the road with products in hand. Can’t wait to do it again next year. I’ll have a detailed post up later but for now here are a few pics of some of the action around the downhill track.
After the marine layer finally burned off it turned out to be a really nice day. People rolled in and so we spent the day talking product with consumers, selling Spank and iXS components and protective gear. I even had the chance to shoot some enduro race. Here are just a few of the shots I was able to get from the races. There will definitely be more to come after the weekend is over!
The first day of Sea Otter was today and Gravity Cartel/Spank/iXS kicked ass! Our team riders strolled by with their Spank equipped race rigs and they looked sick. All of our riders are stoked on the products and looks of their bikes for the races this weekend. We had our booth displays up and ready to go in the early morning and they looked great. We hung out at the booth all day answering product questions and poster along with stickers were on hand for anyone that wanted them. I managed to sneak in a chance to step away while I got Gordo registered for the Juniors DH race on Saturday so that he can represent The Gravity Cartel and PNW Life on the course. I also roamed the exhibition floor and snapped a few pics of some of the products I found interesting and awesome. Tomorrow will include some shots of our racers out on the course so be sure to check out the action on the trails.
So after a long night driving down from Vancouver, WA. … the trailer coming off the hitch on the freeway… and two and a half hours spent sleeping at a rest stop along I-5 we finally made it Monterey, CA for the Sea Otter Classic. Luckily we made it in one piece and the weather couldn’t be any better! We spent the day unloading and finishing setup at our booth in preparation for the next few days out here at Laguna Seca. If you are at the event come by the booth to say hi to the team and to check out all of the new products we’ve got on display. Some of the products we will have available for sale and we can also answer any questions about the products.
Just wanted to update whoever is reading on what I’ve been doing lately and let you know that this blog isn’t dead yet. I’ve gotten a new job recently and am now the Asst. Warehouse Manager/ Sales Rep for 2 very awesome bike industry manufacturers. I’m working at The Gravity Cartel(www.thegravitycartel.com) and we are the North American distributors for Spank Industries (www.spank-bikes.com) and iXS (www.ixs-sportsdivision.com). Both companies make great quality products and I’m glad to be working for them both.
I also flew down to southern California to drive up with a new transplant and we saw the coast and a few humongous pine trees along U.S. 101.
And I’ve also done some Pacific Northwest spring time riding on the local trails with my kids and our friends.
Last but not least I finally got myself a new mountain bike in hopes of getting back in shape and having some fun riding my mountain bike again. Thanks to Hi-5 Bikes (www.hi-5bikes.com) for hooking me up with the sweet frame and components!
Look for me to be cruising around at Sea Otter this weekend on my bike of walking around with my camera in PNW Life, Spank and iXS gear!
So this Sunday we tolled out to Thrillium in SW Washington for our boy Todd’s birthday party ride. The turn out was good and I managed to bang out a couple of good shots of Todd and my boys out on the trail. Hope Todd had a great time and we hope we can get together and do it again soon now that the weather is clearing up.
To view and purchase any of the images from this ride go to ralbisurez.com and click on “print” in the menu. From there go to “All Photographs” and then you’ll see the album under “Recent”. Thanks!
The Pacific Northwest Life Clothing crew had it’s first event showing this past weekend. We packed up and headed up to Burlington, WA to be an event sponsor and set up a vendor booth at Outlaws of Dirt. The event was put on by Plus Size BMX (psbmx.com) and was a blast for our first time as vendors at an event. We had some sales, saw some family, saw some more winter weather and had some fun riding bikes and shooting pics of the event. Here are just a few images of our crew during the event. If you like our style be sure to visit our store at http://www.pnwlife.co where you can purchase any of our products.