I decided to head out for this years 12 hour race and be a sweep rider again, and hopefully shoot some photos too. The weather wasn't anything amazing (lots of rain) and the good light for photos lasted about an hour total, so I ended up doing a lot more riding and hanging out than shooting. It was fun though. I wasn't even going to post these images but friends and people from the race have been asking where they are... so I figured I'd throw them up!
Thanks to the event organizers Scott and Debby for putting all this on year after year, and letting me come to sweep ride and shoot photos.
Also thanks to the Team Watson guys for letting me hang out in their pit out of the rain and bug them with dirtbike questions for the technically impaired (ME)...
Scott giving a little talk before the start-
Next 8 shots are Wiley Watson, he's a ripper! Son of moto performance & suspension extraordinaire Tom Watson.
Other random guys-
Some nice landscapes with the wind farms!
Richard Hallman came out to shoot for the day too, he's an amazing photographer in Hood River. It was getting dark and windy right about this time, and he was freeezing in his shorts so I gave him a ride back on my bike.
I stayed till dark and played around with some night photos, but didn't get much of anything good... here are a couple...