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Gallery: Sea Otter day 1 in images

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Bikes of all sizes are on display

Bikes of all sizes are on display
(Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Scores of bicycle industry vendors are showing their wares this weekend

Scores of bicycle industry vendors are showing their wares this weekend
(Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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The Vanderkitten Womens' Road Team celebrates a trip to the podium

The Vanderkitten Womens' Road Team celebrates a trip to the podium
(Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Andy Jacques-Mayne celebrating his GC lead in the men's stage race after the criterium this morning

Andy Jacques-Mayne celebrating his GC lead in the men's stage race after the criterium this morning
(Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Custom wooden helmets on display by Coyle Tree Piece Helmets

Custom wooden helmets on display by Coyle Tree Piece Helmets
(Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Riders cross one of the many bridges over the racetrack

Riders cross one of the many bridges over the racetrack
(Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Masters men race a criterium on the track

Masters men race a criterium on the track
(Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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A picture perfect day at the Sea Otter Classic

A picture perfect day at the Sea Otter Classic
(Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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The Laguna Seca area offers some unique terrain for the racers

The Laguna Seca area offers some unique terrain for the racers
(Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Sand dunes and the Pacific Ocean

Sand dunes and the Pacific Ocean
(Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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A unique seatpack hydration system

A unique seatpack hydration system
(Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Every vendor is flying its colors

Every vendor is flying its colors
(Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Emily Batty (Subaru-Trek) is coming in as the defending cross country champion

Emily Batty (Subaru-Trek) is coming in as the defending cross country champion
(Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Matty Opperman preps Emily Batty's bike in the Subaru-Trek tent

Matty Opperman preps Emily Batty's bike in the Subaru-Trek tent
(Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Wooden bikes seem to be all the rage this year

Wooden bikes seem to be all the rage this year
(Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Duncan Riffle is inked up and ready to race some downhill

Duncan Riffle is inked up and ready to race some downhill
(Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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(Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Specialized Factory Racing is bringing a strong team to race this weekend

Specialized Factory Racing is bringing a strong team to race this weekend
(Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Springtime flowers are in bloom at Sea Otter

Springtime flowers are in bloom at Sea Otter
(Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Some of the racing this weekend is on the Laguna Seca Raceway

Some of the racing this weekend is on the Laguna Seca Raceway
(Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Miles and miles of nearly deserted beaches in Monterey

Miles and miles of nearly deserted beaches in Monterey
(Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)

Dave McElwaine has been strolling the grounds of the Laguna Seca Raceway today, capturing images of what it's like to be there with his camera and wide angle lens. 

While the road race events got underway this morning with a criterium, the mountain bike races won't begin until tomorrow.

Check out his gallery of images or read the preview for all of this weekend's mountain bike racing action, which the pros will kick off on Friday with the short track.