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Race Faces
I originally ran a thread like this on the old iomtt.com so I thought I'd bring it back.  I'll update when I can.  The first shot is one where you can't see the face but hey....  The image is cropped heavily.

It was taken at the BHR meeting at Mallory with a recently acquired Nikon D500 with 70-200 af-s f/4.  I also got a 300mm f/4 PF but it's so light I'm going to have to re-learn technique.

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RE: Race Faces
Dave Matravers going through Iron Gate in the 2019 Pre-TT Classic (Nikon D7200 with 200-500mm f5.6)

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Iron Gate again.  Darran Creer caught mid-blink (I presume he wasn't taking a nap... Dodgy )

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James Hillier tipping in to Ballacraine

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Same location - Davey Todd this time

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Still Ballacraine but at the apex of the corner - Miroslav Sloboda at the 2019 TT

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Very nice Mike ... sums up very well what the rider is dealing with..................and feeling
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I used to have a picture of Phil McCallen on the wall above my desk that I cut out of a Calendar with a clear view of his 'race face' - I think on the Blue Motorcycle City bike - maybe a proddie Blade. One of my favourites - adds a bit more humanity to the picture. Might do a bit of googling and see if its on the net somewhere.
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(10-05-2023, 09:58 PM)Alfie Noakes Wrote: Very nice Mike ... sums up very well what the rider is dealing with..................and feeling

Thanks Alfie.  It's a detail that you can't really see as a spectator at the time or even in the full photo.  Got a couple more - one needs no introduction and the other is the legend that was Ted Fenwick. He was 88 when I took that pic!

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Couple more from Ballacraine - Dan Cooper first and then Lee Johnston

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Gary Johnson at Greeba Bridge

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Xavier Denis at the Bungalow looking like he had a rough night on the Okells (he probably hadn't...)

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RE: Race Faces
A few from this year.

Vinny Brennan at Union Mills

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Paul Williams at Kirkmichael - taken from the lawnmower place

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Same place - Jamie Coward

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Dean Harrison checking his signal board at Gooseneck

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Former TT superbike winner with 24hr enduro race face on

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Ok - I'll settle for a who (clue: was commentating this year).
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Cameron Donald
where? Lost! lol
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Good work Baylon,

It's Cameron Donald (and friend) riding at the Hardi 24hr Endurance race. It's a 24Hr enduro style race for the clinically insane. He did it last year on a Tiger 900. Boy can ride a bit!

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Just in case more proof was needed that TT competitors have something a bit different going on upstairs

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Not 'race faces' as such, but are from the 1907 tribute lap around the St John's course.  Expressions range from the utterly joyous through mild indifference to completely outraged!  I'm fairly sure the guy waving is Mick Grant.

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