I went out last Saturday morning to shoot the first ever Corvallis Cross Classic, a cyclocross race at Peoria Gardens.  It was a pretty cold day, in the low 30’s when I was out there.  In spite of not feeling very well, I had a good time shooting it.  It was great that I could just walk around anywhere I wanted to on the course, as long as I stayed out of the coned area marking the course.  The course was an interesting mix of open runs, single-track though a small forested area, a run-up on a small hill with a concrete step at the top, some barricades to hop over, a short run through a greenhouse, and even a run through a pile of old pumpkins.  I’m not a biker by any means, but I could see why people like doing that.  The shot above is my favorite from the day, an unknown contestant at the top of the run-up.  Here’s a couple of my other favorites from the day…

Plowing through the mud…

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My friend Eric in the greenhouse tunnel…

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