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Swim Bike Run...Repeat #1

2008.04.06
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I think the swim is the hardest to capture. I have yet to capture "the washing machine" feeling.
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The guys on the boards have saved my hide before when both of legs cramped up at the same time!
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Go Kylie! She rocks the sports world. Running, cycling, adventure racing, triathlons on and off road. I want to be like her when I grow up. :) And she was 2nd in her age group today!
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There were some paved roads on the course, but most of it was dirt.
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The hills are so green right now in Bonelli, it was a beautiful ride.
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Downhill
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Uphill, no rest at all.
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Some people rode their brakes all the way down the hill.
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Others didn't use them at all!
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No fear!
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Have to concentrate or you'll crash (you can see evidence of one on his shoulder).
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The only way to fly.
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He's having a blast!
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Too fast for my lens.
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3-8 were taken with a faster shutter speed (around 1/500s). 9-15 were taken with slower shutter speeds to blur the background (1/60 or 1/80s). It was hard to pan on these shots because they were going behind trees as they went down the hill!
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These photos are from the Renegade OffRoad Tri this morning. My friend Kylie was racing but I didn't know it. At least not until I saw her thru my lens the first go round of the bike! Woo! Go Kylie!

So, you know bolder here on photoblog? We've never met but we became friends in a roundabout way. Here's the story.

1 - Kylie invited me on a ride out to see the Redlands Races (like the San Dimas Races from last week).

2 - I wrote about it on my triathlon blog.

3 - Jonathan (from the races last week) saw my blog title and read it because he'd raced them before.

4 - We started reading each other's tri/cycing blogs.

5 - Bolder was also reading his blog and left some...interesting comments so I decided to check out his blog.

6 - I lurked on his tri blog for a while. He has a lot of lurkers.

7 - I finally left a comment.

8 - He returned the favor, saw I like photography, we started talking photography.

And I've been a thorn in his side ever since! So he can blame it all on Kylie. :P

Strange how things happen, eh?
24 Comments
Mabi938 Well done !
Mabi938 · 2008-04-06: 20:26
Mabi938 Oh ! I had not seen the rest of your post. Great sport's series.
Mabi938 · 2008-04-06: 20:47
DancingDolphin Great shots and great story!
DancingDolphin · 2008-04-06: 21:29
????? cool how things happen .. these are awesome pics Lisa .. some of the best I've seen... I love the last one for some reason ..all the motion ... miss seeing you here as much and I miss SPIKE!!!
????? · 2008-04-06: 21:48
????? A great action packed set Lisa - Kylie looks very focussed! I really like the sense of speed on the downhill shots especially #9 and 12.
????? · 2008-04-06: 23:29
slowpete great set but to active to my liking lol
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slowpete · 2008-04-07: 01:06
felipeadiers Great captures!
felipeadiers · 2008-04-07: 01:32
CJLata Very nice captures.

CJLata · 2008-04-07: 02:41
tidoudou Great story , beautiful shots !
tidoudou · 2008-04-07: 04:40
Madoc Nice story.
And those shots are fantastic! Especially the panning ones. It is hard to get these things good. There are usually only a couple ok on a big bunch, but a lot turned out super here. You really got the touch, it seems.
My fav is #10.
Madoc · 2008-04-07: 05:55
photopoet Love the story. These photos are a vicarious way to experience the race through your lens. Great photos—
photopoet · 2008-04-07: 06:18
Carley Love the photos and the story! And especially I love the wonderful action shots amid the wildflowers!~
Carley · 2008-04-07: 07:12
jet28 Great action shots!
jet28 · 2008-04-07: 08:06
ronin53 great reportage
ronin53 · 2008-04-07: 09:45
fionarobinson great action photography.
fionarobinson · 2008-04-07: 11:58
emmetan love the last shot
emmetan · 2008-04-07: 18:16
miclaud Very nice report!! The captures are great...
miclaud · 2008-04-07: 19:42
rolpa Nice captures. Lovely spring setting. Great panning shots too.
rolpa · 2008-04-08: 00:26
SheriJ WOW SUPER!! Know what it is like to try and capture something very fast. I like to photograph race cars zooming around. Plus they are a bigger target!! LOL Great Tri shots!!!
SheriJ · 2008-04-08: 13:25
Carley ps : where is this place?
Carley · 2008-04-08: 13:43
focussed oohh..panning shots..*claps*..those those some skill......loved your little story and loved this set...especially the ones with so much blur in the background that it gives a real feeling of speed.....
focussed · 2008-04-08: 16:22
????? phenomenal action shots!!! :D
????? · 2008-04-08: 22:12
Orhidea46 must be fun! nice shots!
Orhidea46 · 2008-04-09: 10:37
chipotle fifteen is amazing. absolutely amazing.
chipotle · 2008-04-12: 09:15
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