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.

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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.

 

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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

 

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

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Headed out on the East LoopIMG_4831

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Thumbs up – we’re ready to ride.

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Sponsors are always welcome.

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