Sunday, October 31, 2010

Orchard Cross@Applecrest Farms Hampton Falls NH by Elaine DeBitetto

Can you say FUN??? That was the definite theme today in Hampton Falls New Hampshire at the Applecrest Farm Orchard Cross race. Costumes optional! Enjoy Elaine

Thursday, October 28, 2010

BMX Practice, Good to the last drop

Only one more week left of BMX practice.
This Collage shows BadBrad, Barbarian and Bungy taking turns jumping the last double!

It was good to see the veteran (Barbarian) tutoring the Young (Bungy) and the new kid (Brad). Can't wait for the Halloween race!! Click on this facebook album to see the images!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Providence Cyclocross 2010, Day 1 – Seat Cam

I finally got some decent footage out of my seat camera in the Men’s 35+, Cat 4 race in Providence, RI.  I had huge plans for editing it.  After realizing how long it takes to edit video, and my just learning to use Sony Vegas, I cut it short.

So not too much action other than typical first lap stuff.  At about three minutes in, I cut to some of the finish stuff, like where John Plump, my teammate takes me on the line by inches. 

At 3:12, you can watch John almost ride off the course

At 3:20, you can see how easily I’m closed on paved straights

At 3:27, you can see teammate John close me in the final sprint.  Watch his 15 meter acceleration.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Columbus Day Weekend at Billerica - BMX

Footage from Sunday and Monday's racing at the track!

It has been brought to my attention that the first Double is 31ft
the footnote on the video says 20ft, I was wrong! it is way bigger!

check out this video
It shows Roger hitting the 31ft double! and some other cool footage from today.

Columbus Day weekend at the BMX track from Pain Face on Vimeo.
Footage from Sunday and Monday's racing at the track!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Providence Cyclocross Festival - day 1

I had a great race today, I cracked the top 50% in the Cat 4. This result might sound incredibly lame to some of you, but I need to keep things in perspective.
Below is an image of the U14 race, my boy is the little guy in the Minuteman kit.

He gets upset when he doesn't win, he hates to loose. Here is a picture as he crossed the finish line.

So at the end of his soccer games, bike races, baseball games, etc...
I need to calm him down and help him keep things in perspective.
These conversations we have, have also helped me keep my expectations
in check, and just enjoy the fact that I am out there racing a bike!!
So Hell Yeah! I CRACKED THE TOP 50% in a cat 4 race!!

Cub Juniors images
Cat 3/4 Women
Cat 3 Men

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Night Weasels Cometh

Incredible Event!
I didn't shoot many images, instead I simply enjoyed the show.
The racing was amazing, the scene can only be compared to Ice Weasels.
bottom line, They know how to put on a race.
click here to see a handful more

Monday, October 4, 2010

Great Brewers Gran Prix of Gloucester 2010

What an amazing weekend! Bungy raced the Cub Juniors, as soon as he crossed the finish line he says:

"Daddy, I got last, I'm no good"
"Buddy, those kids are twice your age, you did great, I am so proud of you"
he says: "Whatever Dad, I was last"
"ok, dude, don't worry about it tomorrow we go back to BMX, if this isn't fun, you don't have to do it"
He looked at me, didn't say a word...
I say: "Buddy, you worked hard out there, I'm still proud of you"
"Daddy, I still want to race... I can get better"
 he continues "Please, I still want to race cyclocross"

he played soccer later that day, things went well. on sunday he raced BMX, he got first!
so 48 hours later, you sure you want to race Cyclocross?
"Yeah" he looked at me as if that was the dumbest question ever!
he is signed up Providence!!!

This was awesome, the Cat3/4 women field was huge, over 100 women!!

I played Crossresults and LadiesFirst photographer for most of the day.

On sunday, I went back to race... I had to jet home so we could race BMX.
I still had some time to take pictures of the cat4 35+ men.
the cat 4s are my favorite subjects, emotions are so raw and for the world to see!

Click the following links for more images
Cub Junior Race
Category 3 and 4 Women
Elite Men, Elite Women, and cat 3 Men
Cat 4 masters

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Helmet Cam, Billerica BMX Track

After racing the GPGloucester, I took my boy to the BMX track so he can do his racing!
I didn't race, instead I video some of the racing there, I hope you enjoy it!

BMX racing - Billerica Track - Oct 3, 2010 from Pain Face on Vimeo.