Added reply in a thread Washougal - The Long Way Round 8/9/2017 3:29 AM

Savatgy, the surprising (after a 7th in the 1st moto) overall winner

Cianciarulo having the overall looked like a sure thing, until he started losing positions late in the moto Mitchell Harrison progressed a lot this season. He was ... more »
Added reply in a thread Washougal - The Long Way Round 8/9/2017 3:12 AM

250 2nd moto: Savatgy wheelies away with the holeshot!

But we can see Osborne had a much better start this time, just behind the 3 Yamahas. The S turn is always exciting in the first lap, when pack is still bunched up. Savatgy ... more »
Added reply in a thread Washougal - The Long Way Round 8/9/2017 3:02 AM

Thanks rpoint116 . Glacier was incredible. In fact, if I had to choose between going back to Glacier or Yellowstone, I would probably choose GNP. After I'm done with the race pics, I'll post a couple from Glacier.

Added reply in a thread Washougal - The Long Way Round 8/9/2017 2:59 AM

Cool shot wildbill ! I never saw Magoo riding in person and only met him at the 2007 MXdN at Budds Creek. At that time his health was already gone, and I was sad to see a guy as wild as Magoo in that state.

Added reply in a thread Washougal - The Long Way Round 8/8/2017 6:27 PM

We wrap the 1st 450 moto with a couple of shots of Eli Tomac attacking the hills.

And I really dig the sunlight on him and the shadows in the background on this photo. See you guys tomorrow! ... more »
Added reply in a thread Washougal - The Long Way Round 8/8/2017 6:20 PM

kzizok , in terms of settings, I was constantly adjusting as the lighting was changing and as I moved from the sunlight areas to the shadows. After a while you get used to it, but playing with setting is one of the things that makes photography a fun ... more »

Added reply in a thread Washougal - The Long Way Round 8/8/2017 6:16 PM

Musquin was on it! Although Tomac did manage to get close and nearly passed him, MM laid down some fast laps and pulled away. It did look like Tomac toned it down after making a few mistakes, and maybe ET was focusing more on the championship than on

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Added reply in a thread Washougal - The Long Way Round 8/8/2017 5:58 PM

Seely would soon get by Davalos

Style check: MM25 Vs ET3 Seely putting the power down Wilson goes through one of the many g-outs Davalos looked very smooth, and was one of the riders that impressed me ... more »
Added reply in a thread Washougal - The Long Way Round 8/8/2017 5:41 PM

450 first moto: Musquin grabs the holeshot, while a fan waves a french flag (is it really?) and Benny Bloss goes down hard in the background.

Benny's bike is now on top of him, and I was impressed that he recovered all the way to 17th place. ... more »
Added reply in a thread Washougal - The Long Way Round 8/8/2017 10:01 AM

Thanks BevoDave! EZZA, it's good to be back posting here and I missed our frriendly exchanges. Later on today (after I'm done with my real job

), I'll post the 450 pics.
Added reply in a thread Washougal - The Long Way Round 8/7/2017 7:22 PM

Osborne recovered nicely and by the 2 lap board he was chasing down Ferrandis for a podium spot.

Ferrandis did hold Osborne back, barely edging him out for 3rd. Nice top 5 finish for Harrison. The kid rides with a lot of heart! ... more »
Added reply in a thread Washougal - The Long Way Round 8/7/2017 7:12 PM

Aaron Plessinger looks way too tall for a 250F, but that didn't stop him from pulling away from the pack.

A nice view of the uphill, when you have a clear track ahead and the entire pack behind you. Sean Cantrell rode great, holding ... more »
Added reply in a thread Washougal - The Long Way Round 8/7/2017 6:29 PM

Thanks to everyone for all the nice comments! It was really a great trip and I'm glad to share it here with you guys. Now we finally get to the 1st 250 moto : The 250 class is pretty evenly matched. Case in point is Plessinger only posting the 10th fastest

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Added reply in a thread Washougal - The Long Way Round 8/7/2017 5:58 PM

WeaverMX , here's a short sequence from the first lap that shows Michael Sweney (#41), Ryder Steffy (#391) and Tucker Saye (#693) jockeying for positions on the first lap. They on to finish in 10th, 11th and 14th, respectively.

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Added reply in a thread Washougal - The Long Way Round 8/7/2017 9:48 AM

Harry , Sawtooth was incredible! After the big crowds at Yellowstone, it was nice to have all those views and barely any tourist activity.

Added reply in a thread Washougal - The Long Way Round 8/7/2017 9:45 AM

Thanks JRT812 ! After I'm done sorting through the race pictures, I'll post a few from the parks.

Added reply in a thread Washougal - The Long Way Round 8/7/2017 9:43 AM

Josh Hansen overcame a 10th place start to grab 4th at the finish.

A few pics of ML512 from practice: Later on I'll post about the 250 and 450 races. ... more »
Added reply in a thread Washougal - The Long Way Round 8/7/2017 9:34 AM

The 125 Dream Race Ryan Lockhart (#81) got the holeshot, with Ivan Tedesco (#9) hot on his heels. After two turns they reached the uphill, where Tedesco took the lead. Tyler Villopoto was right there (weird scrub on the #61), as well as Devin Watson

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Added reply in a thread Washougal - The Long Way Round 8/7/2017 3:25 AM

Privateer Henry Miller making the FXR gear look good, by qualifying in the top 20.

Musquin preferred to hug the inside on the turn before the uphill... ... while Tomac was drifting wider at the exit. ... more »
Added reply in a thread Washougal - The Long Way Round 8/7/2017 3:16 AM

450 timed practice: Eli Tomar was on it, besting Musquin by about a second and a half! Here he takes the inside line on the first leg of the S turn...

...while Musquin and Justin Barcia rail the outside. MM25 would go on ... more »