Dave Higgins Photography

Looking at life through nano-coated lenses

I drove a pace car in this year’s pro-am day of the Tour of the Battenkill, a really big – and really tough – bike race in New York’s Washington County. Part of what makes this race “special” is that it includes eight stretches of dirt roads over the very hilly 62-mile course.

With over 2,300 racers in many different classes, I had lots of time to kill before and after the race in which I was driving. So I took some pictures, trying to capture some of the feeling of the event.

Gathering at the start

Pre-race chat

One last stop...

Last minute instructions

Friends and fans

Waiting to start

Recording the moment

They're off!

A picture and a cheer

Sprint to the line

In the finish area

Finish area festivities

After it's over

Heading back to the cars

All photographs are © Dave Higgins and “Dave Higgins Photography,” 2010; all rights reserved.

One Response to “Tour of the Battenkill 2010”

  1. Susan Tardanico

    Dave – I love the girl in navy (ref “friends and family” shot). She brings the entire piece to life. You also captured the moment really well in “waiting to start.” You can see, so clearly, that each rider is in a world of his own, going through unique inner machinations prior to race time. Well done!



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