// edit: I've redone my gallery since. These photos are now here, http://gallery.pbmedia.us/p318296820 After leaving his house in Orange County at probably 7:30 and rushing to get his gearbox bike done all night, Colin picked me up Thursday morning at my house. We threw my bikes on and loaded up all my stuff. Colin driving There was a fire not far from the race. Surprisingly, it didn't cause Smoke Otter. Arriving at $ea Otter After he practiced slalom and I practiced downhill, we set up camp. I had some new stakes to replace the thin/ready-to-bend ones that came with my tent. FAIL. On Friday morning, I shot the Pro/Semi DH practice. The 30' gap. A lot of people were just clearing to the flat deck...then bouncing a bit. The berm after that and 3 jumps I saw Ianjenn there. Brad of Nemesis Project They are now using Kowa forks. We went to the Premier of Clay Porter's new movie, First. Looking through the window Walking through the door After the movie... Total Heckler Dylan Dean Brendan Fairclough Sam Hill (on the left) Rachel Atherton (right) The VAS sample dvd Another one! Clay A car in the parking lot On Saturday, after my dh race, I shot Pro/Semi Pro slalom practice. Kendall-weed...blurry Then I went back to the expo area for lunch. A new stem themontashu and his new more skate style 5.10. Then I went and took pictures of the pros and semi pros qualifing and racing. I haven't ever shot a race with so many people shooting at once. I got a pic with someones flash. Instead of being wet it was windy. Really windy. I heard the ropes on the bouncing castle snapped and it rolled. Merrrrjig chimping I was freezing in a fleece sweatshirt. Sunday morning, when I woke it was really cold again... After some coffee, orange juice and muffins, I went to shoot the pro and semi pro dh race. I went back up with brad. I got a few pics of the expert race in the afternoon. 5150 biker I got a pic of Colin racing as well as his elbow and his elbow being cleaned in http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2907166#post2907166. After that, we went be to our campsite and packed up, then headed home. After dropping me off at 11, he still had to drive back to Orange County. He said he slept for 20min in ventura (not while driving I think). He probably got home at about 2:30am. After a fun weekend, I had school Monday morning...so I've just had today to sort through 900 pics.