This weekend was the first Montrose EnduroCross race of the year. I got to go and take photos again. It was a terrible, rainy, muddy, sloppy, gross mess. And I loved it! 🙂 The racing was great, although a little slower and rougher than normal. Fantastic day of racing!
Find the full set on my Facebook Page.
Categories: Action, Events, Photography, Sports, Things With Motors
Tags: Action, Canon, Colorado, Dirt Bike, Endurocross, EnduroX, Montrose, Motocross, MotoMayhem, Motorcycle, Motorsports, Mud, Racing, T2i, Tamron
Saturday and Sunday of this week brought the final installment of horse races in Montrose for the year. Sunday’s races were great – Not too hot, not windy, exciting action, and more importantly, no one got hurt. The turnout for Sunday wasn’t as impressive as it has been, but I think everyone that was there was having a great time. I’m already itching for June and the next round of Black Canyon Horse Racing Association races! (There is also rumor of possibly pairing the races up with some other infield events next year for some added excitement…)
Here are Sunday’s highlights!
Whoooa, Hot Dog!
Shh, don’t tell, I’m trying to escape!
Here are a few bonus shots from race 3, by special request –
Categories: Action, Events, Photography
Tags: Action, BCHRA, Black Canyon Horse Racing Association, Colorado, Horses, Montrose, Photography, Races, SuzyTBo, Western Slope Bush Track Circuit
What a weekend it was!
Saturday and Sunday I got to hang out at the Aspen Winter XGames with my husband. I spent all day taking pictures and it was an amazing time. Saturday was filled with Snowmobile Speed & Style and Snowboard SlopeStyle. Sunday was all about SnoCross and ski SlopeStyle. (We cut out before the night events on both days). Here are the highlights from Saturday’s events.
Justin Hoyer – Double Grab
Justin Hoyer with a Tsunami
Willie Elam – Backflip
Sam Rogers – Backflip
Sam Rogers brings out the ‘Stripper’
Joe McLafferty with a Bar Hop
One of the awesome Oakley SnowCats that were keeping things packed and smooth
Joe McLafferty with a Superman Seat Grab
Justin Hoyer – Kiss of Death
Sam Rogers – Backflip
Joe McLafferty (orange) and Joe Parsons (black) in the quarterfinals of Speed and Style. Parsons brings out the ‘Gator Wrassler’
Cory Davis – Backflip
Cory Davis – Big Whip
Cory Davis with a Tsunami
Levi LaVallee and Willie Elam backflipping during the first semi-final Speed and Style round
Levi LaVallee pulling a Cordova Backflip
Joe Parsons – “Hart Attack’
Be prepared for part 2 tomorrow – Sunday’s fun!
Categories: Action, Events, Photography, Things With Motors
Tags: 2013, Action, Aspen, Colorado, Photography, Racing, Rail, Saturday, slopestyle, Snowboard, Snowboarding, Snowmobile, Speed & Style, Sports, SuzyTBo, Winter, X Games, XGames
There has been talk lately from some of the local dirt bikers about getting out the ramps and setting up another jump session. I’m really excited about getting to shoot some real dirt bike action again.
All this talk has gotten me thinking about the last jump event that we did back in 2006. I shot it with my Minolta Maxxis3 35mm camera. I realized tonight that I had neglected to post those pictures on here. So I’m correcting that.
Categories: Action, Photography, Things With Motors, Uncategorized
Tags: Action, Colorado, Dirt Bike, Freestyle, Jump, Montrose, Motocross, Photography, Ramp
Today Montrose, Colorado was the proud host to the start of Stage 2 of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. It was a gorgeous day and the crowds were all in the race spirit. I got a chance to wander around the event grounds prior to the start of the race. The team rigs and cars were all fairly impressive and there was food and water being loaded up by the case.
I headed over to my first race-shooting location well before they started any road closures. I got to hang out with a lovely group of spectators and fellow photographers while we were waiting for the parade lap to begin. It was a lot of fun and I even met another local photographer that I might get a chance to go out and shoot some nature photos with sometime.
I did manage to make it out to the main highway before the race blew through, so I got more race pictures anyhow, just not exactly the ones I was going for. Unfortunately I didn’t get all my facts as straight as I should have and I missed my chance to get out to my planned second location. (My plan B should have been my plan A) Next time I’ll be all the wiser and plan it so that I’m absolutely at the spot that I want to be Before they start shutting down any roads. (And I’ll be shooting the race portion with a much higher f/Stop and much lower shutter speed so as not to have such frozen pictures, But that’s just the technical stuff)
You shoot, you learn.
Categories: Action, Photography
Tags: Action, Colorado, Cycling, Montrose, Photography, Planning Ahead, Race, Sports, Stage 2, USA Pro Cycling Challenge, USAPro