The Wellington Mountain bike Club 2010 Wellington Downhill series

On Sunday, I photographed the absolutely full on event that is the Downhill Series. These guys are absolutely committed and dedicated speed demons with amazing skills. I was in awe watching them ride worse than goat track conditions in sticky muddy conditions. They traversed over rocks, tree roots, logs, rock ledges, low hanging branches, dodging spectators, photographers all while maintain a blistering fast pace. It inspired me to tackle some trails, perhaps not as gnarly or as fast- but it was great to see these athletes doing so well in their field.

Top: from section M5 of the trail called the "Root Shoot", bottom right: section F2 before, the "Clay Shoot", bottom right: getting some air along ridge before the start line.

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