This is two weekends in a row that I’ve found myself with a nicer-than-average camera in my hands with a bike race to shoot. Raleigh’s MidSummer Nights ‘Cross race on Thursday should follow the same pattern.
The Enduro was much more challenging to shoot than the Crusher, for a variety of reasons. Namely, tight trails and fast racing, combined with a desire to shoot bikes and action, not necessarily people. At the Crusher, I knew I wanted to shoot tight on faces because the suffering was going to be so intense.
I also spent a little (very, very little) time processing these using GIMP. The exception I made to shooting bikes and action, rather than people, was when Brian Lopes flew by.