This morning I packed up the gear one more time. Today’s race? The Pros. And let me tell you, they’re pros for a reason!
Getting out to Thumb Butte I found I was not alone. Sure yesterday there were a few spectator / fans. Today? A huge group ringing bells for each rider. Folks who rode yesterday came out into the woods to cheer today. And once again, I got what I think are some pretty cool images. The “moment” for me? Two riders, so close together coming into the creek crossing. One went the way that was the easier track (I couldn’t cross it, I’d wreck). The other, who was behind the guy on the easy track? Yeah, he went the hard way and it paid off.
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Now these guys weren’t the leaders or anything. But they sure were driving hard to get in! Personally, I was blown away by every rider. These guys are beyond serious. This fun passing scenario kind of demonstrates how intense the whole race was.
I had a great time shooting, watching, and enjoying the show. I’ll be posting a wrap up on the Off Road soon. Oh, no edits in 99% of what’s been posted the past few days. With the exception of that cool little poster I made you’ve been seeing what’s coming right out of the camera.