Motorcycle Ice Racing 2006

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  1. AIRIC

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    This is one cool sport. Every winter for the past few years I take in a Sunday or two on Lake Scugog in Port Perry, Ontario and shoot the races. Despite a very warm December and January they are now racing on the Lake. I have a company car and decided to leave it on the mainland this year because of the warm winter we have had. Other years I have driven out to the racetrack but it would be hard to explain to HO how my car was sitting at the bottom of a lake. The bad part is I think I picked the coldest day to be out there with out the car. My D-70 and 80-400VR held up great in the very cold conditions but Peter’s D-20 packed it in after a half hour. Just stopped working. Once we were back in the car and the battery warmed up it came back to life. I think it gave him a good scare. Woohoo D-70!! for not letting me down. Extreme cold always makes me worry with the digital cameras and I have to take a jab at Canon when I can, they do have some pretty good equipment.

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    After getting a few tips this poor guy wiped out on the start. I just happened to drop my shutter speed down to 125/sec but I still got some decent shots.
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    10 minutes later he was blasting around the track like nothing happened
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    Hey! Wait for me.
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    Now that is what I call fun.

    Eric
     
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    awesome! that looks like fun! i feel sorry for the kid who wiped out so fast :meh:
    very nice shots though! :thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    Excellent series....even if I DO think they are all crazy! :mrgreen:
     
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    Stunning!!
     
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    I like the "10 minutes later he was blasting around the track like nothing happened " shot. Good sense of action. The rider gets extra credit for keeping on after a crash.
     
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    Another excellent series! You always capture the best colors :thumbup:
     
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    Cool shooting dude, looks like a blast to watch!

    too bad for Peters cam.. tell hime I was on the end of the lift bridge canal for 1 1/2 hours on Sunday, in 20 mph winds.. serious chiller going on there! np with my d70.
     
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    Eric,
    I remember your last years ice racing photos, excellent as usual.

    Now let me explain about the 20D.
    It has a built in safety system.
    If it is too cold for a human to be in certain location it shuts down.
    This is to warn the owner he is in danger. Like being out on a frozen
    lake on the coldest weekend of the year.

    Unlike owners of the darkside equipment,
    Canon is just looking out for you.
    :wink:

    Bill
     
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    :biglaugh: I like that one Bill (D-20 owner)

    Eric
     
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    I will never let a camera or machine "look out for me"

    Signed,

    Nikon User's Group.
     
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    Great shots its been along time since I use to do this. Its weird the first time you think you should fall but the studs make the bike act just like its on dirt. Great series. --lenny
     
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    OMG that looks so much fun! You have a lot of good shots!
     

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