Drive, Race, Shoot – REPEAT

The final US Gran Prix of Cross down in NJ. Damn.

About 800 miles of driving, about 600 frames shot, two races, one cheese steak, a few beers, two web updates, one 2,000 word article, untold liters of sports drink mooched from vendors and teams, and a shit load of computer time. And it was still fun. The weather was crap, dark and gloomy the whole time, but at least no rain. The courses couldn’t have been more different. One, sandy and fast. the other, muddy and slow. The town that hosted Saturday’s race, Bridgeton in way south Jersey, was super depressing, a bombed out former agri town with a bombed out downtown. Big bummer.

Got back late last night and got to it directly this morning to file my story for VN and edit the images. Turned out reasonably well, though the camera just falls short in low light action stuff. Then Adam Craig, Maxxis-Giant pro, stopped by the house to pick up the bike I drove back up north for him. Even though my legs were wrecked from the weekend, I’m sure his were too, we went and slid around on the trails. He was on his SS and ripped it up. No wonder he’s a top pro. The cross season’s winding down, which is fine, the travelling is getting a bit of drag, though the racing is still fun and I’ve had good luck if not good results.

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