Video: Bas van Steenbergen Pre-Rides Sea Otter Dual Slalom Course

Here's a Visual Preview of What to Expect from Today's Racing Action

Video by Rupert Walker and Ross Measures
Photos by Anthony Smith
Words by Brice Minnigh

The Sea Otter Classic’s defining dual-slalom race will take place today, on a course marked by some significant changes. Here’s a visual preview of the course, courtesy of Bas van Steenbergen. This video will have you wishing you’d signed up for the race:

Bas van Steenbergen got on the iconic Sea Otter Classic Dual Slalom course for a few pre-race rips.

Bas van Steenbergen got on the iconic Sea Otter Classic Dual Slalom course for a few pre-race rips.

Some of the most memorable moments in Sea Otter history started here.

Some of the most memorable moments in Sea Otter history started here.

This year, the berms are looking bigger than ever—and Bas van Steenbergen was getting swallowed whole.

This year, the berms are looking bigger than ever—and Bas van Steenbergen was getting swallowed whole.

Scrub for speed or boost for style—the choice is yours, but for van Steenbergen, it's one big grey area.

Scrub for speed or boost for style—the choice is yours, but for van Steenbergen, it’s one big grey area.

Out of the berms and into the last flat-track gates for the home stretch to victory...or defeat....

Out of the berms and into the last flat-track gates for the home stretch to victory…or defeat….

Could Bas van Steenbergen be a contender in today's dual-slalom showdown?

Could Bas van Steenbergen be a contender in today’s dual-slalom showdown?

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