Monday, October 24, 2011

Another year of downhill mountain biking comes to a close at Seven Springs

Sunday marked the last day of downhill mountain biking at Seven Springs bike park.  As has become custom, a race followed by a train down 007 closed up the mountain.  Great weather, and fantastic trail conditions greeted the riders...and the broken handed photographer.

Enjoy a gallery of photographs from the downhill practice runs and race http://www.jonpratt.com/2011/Seven-Springs-Closing-Day-1023

A couple of pictures from the day at Seven Springs Bike Park

The last downhill race of the season at Seven Springs Bike Park
The last downhill race of the season at Seven Springs Bike Park

hitting the rock under the lift at seven springs bike park during the downhill mountain bike race
hitting the rock under the lift at seven springs bike park during the downhill mountain bike race

coming through helens woods during the downhill race at seven springs bike park
coming through helen's woods during the downhill race at seven springs bike park

seven springs downhill bike park in the fall
seven springs downhill bike park in the fall

dave brunger motoring through helens woods during the downhill race at seven springs bike park
dave brunger motoring through helen's woods during the downhill race at seven springs bike park

heather hitting the rocks at seven springs bike park
heather hitting the rocks at seven springs bike park

exiting the rock garden at seven springs downhill bike park
exiting the rock garden at seven springs downhill bike park

Monday, October 3, 2011

A very muddy Month of Mud cyclcocross race in North Park

There was another Month of Mud race this weekend...and this time, it was muddy, very!  When I first heard that the course was going to be at the corner of Wildwood and Babcock, I thought it was going to suck for photos and for the racers.  But who really cares about the racers, it's all about me and my photographic enjoyment, right?  Well, I was wrong.  The course looked super fun, and there were tons of vantage points for some great pictures at this month's Month of Mud race.

Here's a gallery of photographs from the day - http://www.jonpratt.com/2011/North-Park-Cyclocross-1002

A couple of pictures from the day -

There were a couple of trees that provided just the right light and color for some cool photographs at the Month of Mud cyclocross race in North Park
There were a couple of trees that provided just the right light and color for some cool photographs at the Month of Mud cyclocross race in North Park

A few puddles at the North Park Cyclocross Month of Mud race to make things interesting
A few puddles at the North Park Cyclocross Month of Mud race to make things interesting

Fans braving the elements to cheer on the racers at the north park month of mud cyclocross race
Fans braving the elements to cheer on the racers at the north park month of mud cyclocross race

Some spots required a dismount and a run
Some spots required a dismount and a run

hitting the mud at the north park month of mud cyclocross race
hitting the mud at the north park month of mud cyclocross race

Josh Patterson muscling through the mud at the month of mud cyclocross race in north park
Josh Patterson muscling through the mud at the month of mud cyclocross race in north park