Quite a few people saw me out taking pictures at Hit The North this weekend, and more than a few were asking where they could find the pics online. To be honest I think some people expected me to have them online last night but the beer was a bit more tempting…
Anyway, they're up now, and as there are quite a lot I've put them on fotopic as I can't fit them on my flickr account!
I used 5 different locations through the day, you may not have passed me at all of them and even if you did, I may not have got your picture. Sorry if I missed you entirely, but my camera is a bit slow and when I rush, I get it wrong so not all of the pictures were worth publishing. Have a read through this and try to work out where I would have been when you were out on course to see where your pics may appear…
*note* I've just realised that the time the picture was taken is displayed so you should be able to work it out from that anyway!
When the event started, I was on the first descent down to the stream. I was there for about an hour.
I then moved to the second descent (up and back down) for about half an hour.
http://eventphotos.fotopic.net/c1873234_73.html – 7421 onwards
I then crossed the motorway, to the piece of singletrack just before the stream crossing, but only for about 15 minutes.
http://eventphotos.fotopic.net/c1873234_97.html – 7481 onwards
I then spent about 45 minutes to an hour at the stream crossing. I know it was at last 40 minutes as twinklydave passed me twice while I was there.
http://eventphotos.fotopic.net/c1873234_121.html – 7514 onwards
Then, having torn the valve out of the innertube on the front wheel, I pushed my bike back to the campsite to get some food! I reckon I left that spot around 1.45
The final spot was the last drop through the stream, where I spent almost 2 hours from just after 5 till the final hooter went at 7.
http://eventphotos.fotopic.net/c1873234_169.html – 7590 onwards
and of course I grabbed a few photos around the beer tent and prze giving at the end
For those who are interested, I took 473 photos, totalling almost 3gb and of those about 283 are reasonable quality. I've resized the images to fit in a 640 * 480 screen, perfect for facebook and so on: feel free to save a copy locally and add it to your facebook account, use it as a profile pic etc.
If you really like the picture, I'll be able to send out full resolution images (2048*3072, should print fine at A4 size) but will ask you to make a donation to Petesgaff : http://www.singletrackworld.com/2010/06/mark-fradgleys-bullheart-jogle/
I'm not going to ask for receipts or anything, just going to leave it to your conscience to donate what you feel the pics (and the participation in the event) are worth, especially given the fact that Mark's efforts are worthy of sponsorship in any case!
Well done to all who rode and those who put a lot of effort into making things happen smoothly. Even though I didn't ride, I had a great day out and it was only made better by the fact that Mrs NBT actually won her category! Will add more stuff about the crashes I saw later, when I've had chance to get some beer and let my eyes recover: they've gone square from looking at photos all day!