I recently had the chance to shoot Round two of the UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup in Cairns, Australia.
The conditions were full on. Monsoon rain during most of the event left the track in a terrible state. There were some insane moments and huge bails.
Gaining access to the track up in the Smithfield National Park was an epic mission – Carrying a backpack loaded with camera gear through ankle deep mud up steep, winding tracks in the rainforest was far from ideal.
It paid off though – Got some killer shots from the finals. Check them out here.
Big thank you to Conrad Petzsch-Kunze for the contacts. Check out his site here - He’s an awesome web designer, photographer and all round creative guy.
Also a shout out to Jenine from Evolution Bike Shop in Whistler and Karl and Mark from Pinkbike.com for the hook ups. Thank you guys!