Those Krazy Kids and their Flying Machines

OK, they’re not all kids…HRV is the same age as me. But while I’m struggling to clear the 3rd straight table top on the Park Orchards BMX track, HRV and the some of the upcoming juniors from Park Orchards and beyond are flying over the pro-line and 2nd straight triple. Here’s some of the pics I took at the clubby last weekend. I want to turn a few of these into posters and see how they look. Follow the jump to check them out…

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Can I get Left Hand Side Body Armour?

Crashed the BMX again today. Only my third crash of significance on a BMX, but by far the worst. This time we were out practicing at Park Orchards and I was trying a few new things.

In the mix of working on new skills I decided, rather late, to attempt jump the third straight table top. This is something I can do, but I am not great at it. Since I had changed my mind from manualling it to jumping it as I was half way around the berm, I probably wasn’t in the right frame of mind. I tried too hard to boost and went a bit crooked in the air at which point I got rather concerned. My front wheel came down first and hard. There was no chance to recover and it was all over.

No major injuries, just some missing skin and a sore knee. However I think I have finally learnt my lesson (third times a charm)…it is time for some armour. Can I get left hand only armour, I don’t seem to crash on my right! (touch wood)

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Clash of the Titans (Park Orchards BMX) – Gallery 8

This is the final gallery fof pics from Clash of the Titans at Park Orchards. It also happen to be pics from the finals! (Follow the jump to see the gallery)

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Clash of the Titans (Park Orchards BMX) – Gallery 7

Here is the last of the moto action from Park Orchards Clash of the Titans├é┬áthat the ‘Assasson’ shot. Moto 4 pics….folow the jump.

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Clash of the Titans (Park Orchards BMX) – Gallery 6

Here are more of the ‘Assasson’s’ pics from Clash of the Titans. Moto 3 action in this gallery… (follow the jump to the pictures)

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Clash of the Titans (Park Orchards BMX) – Gallery 5

Back for some moto 2 action with the ‘Assasson’ (sic) wielding the camera again. (Follow the jump to see all the pics)

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Clash of the Titans (Park Orchards BMX) – Gallery 4

OK, now that I’ve posted the good stuff from the first card, we make it into the second. The boss had the camera in her hands for this, so it is all her fault if you were pulling a wierd face in the picture. Here is first moto action from Clash of the Titans last weekend. (follow the jump to see the pics)

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Clash of the Titans (Park Orchards BMX) – Gallery 3

OK, so here we are at the last pictures from the first 4Gb card. This covers the last part of practice where the 14+ Open class were on the pro-line. I had the camera in my hands for this lot, so the photo credit is mine, ALL MINE….muhwahahahaha. Continue reading →

Clash of the Titans (Park Orchards BMX) – Gallery 2

OK, here is another gallery from the first card that we shot on Sunday. This is from 14 & over practice. Photo credit for all of this goes to Cindie (you can see my fat a$$ in some of the pictures).

I still have one more gallery to add from the first card of practice on the pro-line. Then we can get into the racing action. I really need a quicker way to edit and upload thes pictures! (Follow the jump to the pics) Continue reading →

Clash of the Titans (Park Orchards BMX) – Gallery 1

The action was thick and fast last Sunday at Park Orchards for Clash of the Titans. Since I was racing and I barely had time to stop between motos, most of the photography was left up to my better half.

We came away with about 10Gb of pics to sift through. So here is the first batch of the first card. I think I shot most of these from the 13& under practice session. (Follow the jump to the pics) Continue reading →