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The Giba Gravity Enduro event was held at Giba Gorge on the 9th July at Giba Mountain Bike Park https://www.facebook.com/gibagorgemtbpark/

It was a lot of fun and I spent more time running up and down the steep bank to find a position I liked that provided a different angle. I ended up back near the finish as it was far more entertining, but missed a lot of shots. I’ll have to go shoot some riders during practise ­čÖé

I was very very slack and didn’t get any of the Giba Gravity Enduro riders names unfortuntely and have no idea what the results were. If you recognise any of the riders please feel free to share the post with them. Some of these images are also on my Facebook page┬áMy Facebook post for the event

at the end of the first section

at the end of the first section

at the end of the first section of the downhill

at the end of the first section

 

at the end of the first section of the downhill

at the end of the first section of the downhill

at the end of the first section of the downhill

at the end of the first section of the downhill

at the end of the first section of the downhill

at the end of the first section of the downhill

at the end of the first section of the downhill

at the end of the first section of the downhill

at the end of the first section of the downhill

at the end of the first section of the downhill

at the end of the first section of the downhill

at the end of the first section of the downhill

at the end of the first section of the downhill

at the end of the first section of the downhill

 

These first few images are from the first part of the course right near the finish line of the Giba Gravity Enduro. I’m assuming that the course was really tough further up judging from the relieved faces as riders realised they were at the end.

further up the hill on the 3rd and 4th part of the course

further up the hill on the 3rd and 4th part of the course

further up the hill on the 3rd and 4th part of the course

further up the hill on the 3rd and 4th part of the course

further up the hill on the 3rd and 4th part of the course

further up the hill on the 3rd and 4th part of the course

 

An interesting spot near the top of the last course with some very gravely twists and turns and some really steep downhills before the big one.

further up the hill on the 3rd and 4th part of the course

further up the hill on the 3rd and 4th part of the course

further up the hill on the 3rd and 4th part of the course

further up the hill on the 3rd and 4th part of the course

further up the hill on the 3rd and 4th part of the course

further up the hill on the 3rd and 4th part of the course

 

I was really impressed with how quickly this guy managed to swing his bike get on and keep going in a matter of seconds, would have made an awesome piece of video. A really really experienced rider.

some spectators along the bank at the end of the course

some spectators along the bank at the end of the course

This is the steep hill that these images were taken before and the images to follow were taken at the jump at the end. It was quiety challenging going up and down with all the loose gravel.

further up the hill on the 3rd and 4th part of the course

further up the hill on the 3rd and 4th part of the course

at the bottom of the last section of the course - there were some amazing jumps here

at the bottom of the last section of the course – there were some amazing jumps here

 

The riders were really motoring when they hit thi jump and the end of the course. I’ll definitely have to go back and try catch them in action when they are doing their training on the weekends.

at the bottom of the last section of the course - there were some amazing jumps here

at the bottom of the last section of the course – there were some amazing jumps here

at the bottom of the last section of the course - there were some amazing jumps here

at the bottom of the last section of the course – there were some amazing jumps here

 

Unfortunately I didn’t get up to the table tops or rock garden as I didn’t want to get in the way of any of the riders. Next time I’ll visit the course before hand and find a few better places.

I see a lot of photographers using flash for these types of events and understand that lighting up the subject freezes the action and seperates them from their background that much better. What I would like to know is how the riders feel about the flash. I’m worried that I might blind someone and then they end up crashing which would be absolutely dreadful. Perhaps any riders reading this could give some feedback.

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