Saturday, February 28, 2009

Singapore 100km Mountain Bike Race

100km MTB Marathon Race Start: Tinker Juarez (#1, front row, extreme right) and Gary Fisher (no number, left of Tinker) gracing the event. Nikon D300, 18-200mm, 1/500 f/5.6, ISO 200.

About twice a year, I get the opportunity to use the 4-wheel drive on my SUV, and today, as I drove down to the Tampines Mountain Bike Trail, I had to engage the 4-wheel drive for the first time this year because of heavy rain.

The rain stopped just as I reached Tampines and we were also just in time to witness the 5pm start of the race... unfortunately, the race started about 25 minutes late :0( Tinker Juarez, last year's champ, returned to Singapore to defend his title. The legendary Gary Fisher was also at hand to grace to event.

Tinker Juarez burning up the course. Nikon D300, 18-200mm, 1/100 f/5.0, ISO 200. I got an 8x11 print of this autographed by Tinker. Woohoo!

We stayed about 3 hours, shooting until it got dark, then grabbed a beer and a quick bite before heading off.

Lights Required: The 100km race goes on into the night. Nikon D300, 18-200mm, 1/30 f/4, ISO 1600.

Just as we were leaving, the skies really let loose, and I had to use the 4-wheel drive for the second time this year... and the race was stopped because of the rain.

3 comments:

MARLIN THE FISH said...

Hi Ken,

Really love your photos! Anyway Thanks for the Photo on Facebook. Do you have a higher resolution version?

Ken said...

Sure thing. I'll email it to you.

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