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Portland, OR, 97209
United States

Portland based amateur photographer and biker racer. Sharing pictures and musings as I dabble in photography and try to race my bike.

Southridge Winter Series DH Mountain Bike Bike Race


Working stiff, Belgian beer lover, coffee snob, novice photographer and weekend racer.

Southridge Winter Series DH Mountain Bike Bike Race

Wade Hewitt

With all the different kinds of bikes I own and all the racing that I have done over the years, one thing that I haven't raced or watched is a downhill mountain bike race.  Luckily, I'm smart enough to know that I should watch not race. So, when I learned about the Southridge Winter Series DH MTB last weekend I was excited to head out and watch.  Inspired by friends, Philip Beckman and Ti Peng, I thought it would be fun to try my hand at taking pics.  As usual, it turned out to be much harder than I expected. 

The racing was pretty insane.  I can't believe the drops and rocks they roll over without even slowing down.  There's no way in hell I would try to ride those trails.  I almost killed myself just trying to hike up and down let alone ride.  Taking pictures was a challenge with the rough terrain, fans and 40 mph winds.  Overall, I'm happy with the results and plan to try again.