Category Archives: Kowen Forest Ride 2016

Kowen Ride 2016 – Day 2 – Tricky Gully

My Husband and I staked out a gully Peter D showed us out on the Western Loop.

Charlie trying out his latest purchase – a cable-cam, which proved to be a learning experience but once up and running provided some great shots (video to come).

IMG_5129

The morning started with a rush of riders eager to play and then petered out late morning to where we hardly saw more than one rider per hour. Never the less – I got some cool shots.

At the end of the gully was a steep exit – so the bikes look like they are emerging from no-where.

IMG_4909

IMG_4917 IMG_4919 IMG_4921 IMG_4922

This photo looks like the bike doesn’t have a front wheel – a trick of the blur combined with emerging from a hole in the ground.IMG_4932

IMG_4935 IMG_4941 IMG_4943

IMG_4944

IMG_4950 IMG_4955 IMG_4956 IMG_4959 IMG_4960 IMG_4961 IMG_4962 IMG_4965 IMG_4966 IMG_4970 IMG_4973 IMG_4977 IMG_4979 IMG_4984 IMG_4992

IMG_4994 IMG_4996

 

Weaving in and out of the trees, through the narrow gully and the mud.

IMG_5138

 

 

IMG_5124

IMG_5126

IMG_5117

IMG_5122

IMG_5113

IMG_5109

IMG_5110

IMG_5111

IMG_5100

IMG_5105 IMG_5106 IMG_5092 IMG_5079 IMG_5078

IMG_5065

IMG_5071

IMG_5055

IMG_5053IMG_5054IMG_5061

 

IMG_5139

IMG_5040  IMG_5041

IMG_5123IMG_5126

IMG_5111IMG_5113IMG_5114

IMG_5100IMG_5106IMG_5138

IMG_5133

Kowen Ride 2016 Day 2 – start

Early morning in Kowen Forest near Canberra – its cool, sunny and dusty, the light perfect for photos of brightly coloured motor bikes.

The Kowen ride is not a race, it’s a challenge, where riders pitch themselves against technically difficult terrain, including, as you will see on the day 1 post and the day 2 gully post, weaving their way through deep gullys.

IMG_4445 IMG_4452 IMG_4462 IMG_4466 IMG_4470 IMG_4471 IMG_4474

IMG_4479

 

Motor sport, like any sport, runs on volunteers. People who stand for hours being marshals, sweeps who ride the roads endlessly, making sure there are no hazards, rounding up the stragglers and making sure everyone is safe.

 

IMG_4480

IMG_4482

The beauty of digital is that one can take many many pictures and vary the approach, this next photo surprised me – background perfectly blurry, wheels showing motion –  but if you zoom in on the rider, they are in focus.IMG_4488

 

Nonchalante IMG_4511

IMG_4528

IMG_4530

IMG_4538

IMG_4539

IMG_4544

IMG_4558 IMG_4564 IMG_4573

Out of the gloom of the forest and into the light.

IMG_4600

IMG_4601

IMG_4602

IMG_4605

IMG_4606

IMG_4608

Headed out on the East LoopIMG_4831

IMG_4613 IMG_4616 IMG_4625 IMG_4627 IMG_4629 IMG_4633 IMG_4645 IMG_4652 IMG_4660 IMG_4668 IMG_4674 IMG_4677 IMG_4680 IMG_4691 IMG_4699 IMG_4701 IMG_4726 IMG_4739 IMG_4747 IMG_4760 IMG_4764 IMG_4780 IMG_4782 IMG_4804 IMG_4805 IMG_4806 IMG_4812 IMG_4825 IMG_4828 IMG_4853 IMG_4858 IMG_4860

 

IMG_4828 IMG_4831

IMG_4853 IMG_4858 IMG_4860

 

Thumbs up – we’re ready to ride.

IMG_4886

Sponsors are always welcome.

IMG_4894 IMG_4895 IMG_4896 IMG_4899