May 2016

AmaRider 100 Miler

The Ama Rider 100 and 50 miler individual one-day mountain bike ultra-marathon of 160km is a very special event. It has a super laid back vibe, but always boasts a couple of very competitive racers gunning for the top spot.

From its humbling beginnings in 2009 it has grown into what is now one of the must-do-events on the mountain biking calendar. The scenery is beautiful in the Swartland during Autumn and the riding is not technical.

You can download all of the images here PhotoSport.co.za

All Mountain Enduro May 2016

Based on the successful Mavic Trans Provence concept the idea is to bring riding and the results linked to it back to mountain biking and away from the current endurance-only formats. That said, it is not the idea to make the race highly technical as per downhill racing, but simply to focus the competition on the trails component of the sport. And yes, perhaps your skinny tire 29’er carbon hardtail is perhaps not the best choice of bike, although the course will certainly be rideable on it!

More info at the Dirtopia Website

All of the images are available to download at Photosport.co.za

Shooting Ms Annah

One of the things I love about what I do, is that occasionally I get to hang out, one on one, with some really cool peeps. No big productions or corporate constraints, just good company and (hopefully, if I can keep my end of it up), intelligent conversation.

Give me a relaxed early morning with a camera, the company of a kindred spirit with a zest for life, and feed me the occasional coffee, and you will find that I’m one very happy camper indeed.

If we can laugh to the point of giggle fits, talk about conquering (and saving the world), discuss athletic goals and dreams, and maybe, just maybe, get some great images, then the day is a definite winner.

Thanks for ticking all of those boxes and for keeping it very real Ms Annah Watkinson. Read her bio here… http://bit.ly/1SXKgMj

Now if someone will give this chick a set of decent carbon wheels, the next shoot will look a lot more bling