The Time Trials stage of the Anchor Point Tour of the South West kicked off at 2.30pm in the afternoon. Considering all the riders had just completed a mammoth Road Race earlier that day, I was amazed that they looked as fresh as they did.Typical of Warrnambool, the weather had turned sour – cool, windy and with intermittent rain. The Time Trial was an undulating 12.7km course where riders rode off individually in a bid to record the best time. I felt a little sorry for some of the guys as they set off in less than ideal conditions, but as they say, “them’s the breaks”. A few times I had to retreat to the shelter of my car, bag-up my camera and battle the wind and rain. Still, despite the inclement weather, I had a ball.
For my last post in this series, I’ll put up the shots from the Criterium which were held on the Sunday. Oh, and if you’re interesting in finding out more about the Tour of the South West click here.
Canon 7D | EF 70-200L f4 | Handheld | Post: Aperture 3.0
Above: These two shots were taken the previous afternoon after we had set-up. I just thought I’d add them for context. 🙂
Above: The riders would start off the ramp every 30 seconds – you can see some of them lined up ready for their signal to go.
Above: Couldn’t help myself – decided to get a little ‘artsy-fartsy’ with this one. I really like it though.
Above: One of the course spectators.
Above: I snapped this at the end of the day, just before packing up. Its a single shot HDR. There really wasn’t much light at this time of the afternoon and it was just about to start raining again. I just saw this bicycle leaning against this fence post and it caught my fancy.