MOUNT BEAUTY CX DOUBLE HEADER

This long weekend we were at Big Hill Mountain Bike Park in Mount Beauty, one of my favourite areas in general and a great place to race and shoot CX. 

Thanks to our friends the Hunter's for letting us stay at the farm near by, it's really special to be able to feel at home when the race is 4 hours away from Melbourne.

It was also the debut of our new SOUPBAES CX race kit and a huge should out to Adrian for his efforts in designing and organising us again in 2018.

Saturday was excellent for racing and shooting, rain the night before left the area soaked and ready for heaps of sliding around which was great to race and great to shoot. Sunday saw a modified course and the track already ripped up from Saturday it presented new challenges and opportunities, thanks to the organisers and track builders for a great event.

I had a sick race Saturday, Sunday however I was feeling the efforts from the day before and couldn't back it up with a similar result, the main thing is every minute of both races was so bloody fun, It was sick to see Ari have a good race on Saturday a totally different environment to her first race in Ballarat.

Faces in places

 

Women's A/B/C

Men's A

 

Bonus Rounds

"Hold the wheel"

Was he brake checked? was the grab a desperate reaction? either way it didn't change the results but gave us some entertainment. Check out the video from West End Cycles LINK

The Bikes

I find my eye goes to the bikes or the rider, rarely both at the same time, here are some bikes

Scenes

Never had a race in a prettier place.

Dogs

Some nice dogs

The Farm aka The High Performance Facility 

fin.

DIRTY RAT CX 2018

Round 2 of the Vic CX series was at Ballarat Pony Club, I raced B again and improved on last round at FOJ. I really enjoyed the course. Afterwards I watched and shot the Women's racing with Ari's first race and the Men's A grade. The conditions and location were great to shoot in.

I chose to capture a focus on a few things, the racing of course, people, a few close ups either on purpose or cropping in post and some shots with out people. As always in hindsight I could have shot more but I had fun and ended up with a selection of images I was really happy with. 

Faces in places

Women's Racing

Men's A Grade

Bonus Content

Thanks for looking, if you would like to use any of these shots or contact me about more photos from the day hit me up on the contact page