Borderline Events Round 1 DH Revolution Bike Park 9/4/2016
Can anyone tell me did it rain in the morning???
Weather was amazing all morning. Rain like you've never seen it before, it was the hard wet type which gets everywhere. The ground was so wet I found it difficult to walk on the spectators path but it made it so much fun. It reminded me of images I'd seen the week before from BDS, which I wished I was there to capture the spectacular but now I was in it it wasn't that much fun.
I thought the best place to be was hidden in the woods from the weather plus to check out ISO on the D3s.
Three images from in the Woods.
Camera was working well. Took a few on the 70-200 and also wider at 24mm.
The camera isn't as heavy was you'd think. One thing I don't like the the rucksack. The weight on my shoulders is the killer. Did a little research after the event and found Think tank Modular. Looks a great idea to move the weight from the shoulders to the hips. makes more sense too as the rucksack makes you top heavy which make you more prone to falling....which I did a few times :) Others did too ;)
Think Tank Modular - Take a look, I think it's perfect for what I need. It's not me in the video :)
Out they came and so did the sun.
As the riders dropped out from the forest it opened up to an amazing run of jumps, rocks and burms which made it the Llangynog I'd seen from the world famous images from the top DH hill events which have been blessed this hill.
Time for a refuel for me and also offload the rucksack. Out came the Blackrapid with double camera strap. Boom! The rucksack was defo the enemy of the day.
Lovely couple at the burger bar. Bacon bap and cup of tea it was for me. great price too!
The weather got better and so did the skills.
We were a little upbeat with the introduction to this orange ball in the sky. The runs got faster the jumps got higher which made it easier to photograph. One guy had a tripod with a huge lens and he was just picking off riders as they jumped, nice shot I'm sure but how boring. To stand there all day in the same position when you could get in the action and work on some new ideas and why would all riders want the same profile picture that week on Facebook.
Great event, just a shame I couldn't stay for the two days.
Well done Mike and the team.