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Santa Monica 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

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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.