I’ve got my set complete! New Michelin tires on the bike, a new shirt, I upgraded my helmet to the Giro Synthe (not the MIPS edition), got some new sunglasses and new shoes: the NorthWave Sonic 2 Plus. With the Garmin Edge 820 keeping score and track, I’m looking forward to a very interesting new season!
And of course on the back of my shirt my avatar: the bearded espresso sipping hipster ;)
As for the photos… I’m a bit bummed that I shot them in 1/15th, but running to and fro on cycling shoes, grabbing and parking the bike and keeping in time with shutter-release I forgot to reset them to 1/250th in the end :( Better luck next time.
Bauke Mollema is a busy guy. Fresh out of the Tour the France he raced and won the Boxmeer criterium, raced in Surhuisterveen, won the Clasica San Sebastian in Spain and then raced in Rio at the Olympics. And then he came back the the Netherlands as soon as he could to race in the Gouden Pijl criterium yesterday.
Continue reading Gouden Pijl criterium in Emmen
The Tour de France 2016 is over now and traditionally that means that criteriums (or crits) are being raced. As usual the first one is in Boxmeer, that was Monday immediately after the last stage of the Tour. A day later the second race was held in the north of the Netherlands: Surhuisterveen and as that was close and I finally was in a position to go, I went. It was also the only one that Chris Froome would do (that will be because of preparation of the Olympics I think).
Continue reading Criterium of Surhuisterveen
A bit more prepared I came earlier to the circuit on Sunday. A better cycling route so a bit less tired as cycling was all against the wind to the track. And well in time for the three main events. And it was sunny, what could possibly go wrong?
Continue reading Superbike Race 2 on Sunday
I don’t know what brilliant idea is behind the new schedule of the Superbike races, but apparently there’s a race 1 on Saturday and a race 2 on Sunday now. Not my ideal setup, but what can you do? So without too much rest I was at the track today to shoot the first race of the weekend (and for me this year).
Continue reading Superbike Race 1 on Saturday
It wasn’t really part of my weekend-plans, but Friday evening I got a request to shoot some pictures of the 4 miles of Groningen for Atletiekweek.nl. The race is an annual event of a run from the town Haren to the Vismarkt square in Groningen. As I’m studying for an exam it remains to be seen if it’s a good idea but… this afternoon I chose a position on the Vismarkt and took my first real attempt at shooting a running-event.
Continue reading 4 Mijl in Groningen
I love cycling sports and so going to the Superprestige cyclocross in Gieten was an absolute must. I had a few other jobs to attend to too, so I only visited the final men’s run and missed the other races, but you can’t have it all.
Continue reading Cyclocross Superprestige Gieten 2015
After training and qualifying round of the MXGP and MX2 classes and races for the EMX classes the track was repaired and improved Saturday night so that Sunday race day would be a blast!
Continue reading MXGP and MX2 race day at Assen
As a bit of an unexpected bonus and quite a surprise the TT Circuit banked a two year contract for the MXGP races. That is dirt bike races on the Circuit of Assen. That has to be something spectacular.
Continue reading MXGP day 1 at TT Circuit of Assen
Having hardly recovered from 7 hours of dragging my camera gear around the TT Circuit of Assen on Saturday and a round on my roadbike on Sunday morning (with heavy headwinds), I rode to Eext on Sunday afternoon dragging camera gear with me again to see some more mechanical masterpieces, but these only had two wheels each (or three): the Historic Motor GP in Eext!
Continue reading Historische Motor GP Eext
When you’re a bit of an Alfa Romeo lover -an Alfista as it were- and you live near the TT Circuit of Assen, you have to visit the Alfa days held on the circuit. And I happen to be one so I prowled the circuit on Saturday when the “Spettacolo Sportivo Alfa Romeo” organized by SCARB was held.
Continue reading Spettacolo Sportivo Alfa Romeo