It can be a pain to focus quickly in poor light!
Your best bet may be to pre focus, and close the aperature as much as you can to get the most DOF, while keeping your exposure accurate.
You have to visualise where the rider will be and try to manually focus to that point. You may...
Your safest bet would be slow speed shots on foot!
I have shot with a P&S from a bike, and I find it a pain!
If you use a slow shutter speed with panning and a rider moving just above walking/jogging speed you can get a nice blurred effect and both rider and photog are safe!
Not bad shots.
#1 Rider is overpowered by the building in the background, but great lighting
#2 Foreground seems to pull your eye away from the rider
#3 Good light, but rider seems slightly OOF
You are definitely heading in the right direction!! Keep on going!
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Nice shot! I really like the texture in the damscus forging!
Try going to a smaller aperature to increase your depth of field, like f13 or f16. That should help get the upper portion of the blade more in focus.