Over the weekend, I once again had the pleasure of traveling down to Cascades MTB Park, to photograph the Cycling South Africa Downhill Championships.
After pouring rain on Saturday; during the KZN Enduro Series which I will do a blog for at a later stage, The sun came out to play with temperatures venturing above the 30 degree mark at times.
With the rain gone, it had left Cascades in a muddy mess, something riders had to contend with. Riders had to constantly adapt as if they practiced in the rain they would need to now adjust to the dry, and also with the trails slowly drying through the day, the dynamics of the trails would slowly change.
I personally find this quite fascinating to photograph, to see which riders adapted best and took into consideration the ever changing conditions.
With cascades being as over grown as it is; due to all the rain, it made it pretty hard to move around to grab a variety of angles. So with the riders doing seedings and a final run, I had 2 chances to move around a play with as many angles as I could. I always enjoy the challenge, and really enjoyed being out there, in my happy place once again.
Congratulations to all the newly crowned national champions, with local star; Beani Thies, snatching the woman's elite title and Johann Potgieter taking the Men's Elite Title home to the Western Cape.