Tom Noble sponsored the Eastern Fat Tire/Maine Mountain Biking Association Rotary Park Short Track at Rotary Park in Biddeford, Maine. The race benefits the Biddeford Parks and Recreation department. I got some shots of all three races and some pre-race stuff, too.
I posted most of the pics to MaineToday.com in the Seen section. You can go to the Rotary Park Short Track gallery.
I worked the area in the woods in an attempt to get interesting shots of the riders coming downhill. The downhill brought them to a tight, 90-degree turn where they lost all of their momentum.
That is Bradford Perley of Kennebunk. In that shot, I was shooting with my Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 EX ASP lens, trying to get that “magazine cover” type shots with enough space around the rider for some type.
Here is another photo of Jeffrey Dixon of Windham. I was crouched in a pile of brush on a technical section of the track.
I shot that with my Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG AF. I had to shoot at ISO 800 to get the shot, but my shutter speed could be lower because the action wasn’t as fast here.