Shimano MTB GP 4 – Mount Annan


  Round 4 in Rocky Trail Entertainment’s Shimano GP went down at Mount Annan and as usual Outer Image was there to cover it. This time however, with Gil away chasing the pelaton in  of the Tour de France, we called up fellow photographer Mikulas Jaros to help out. Mikulas did a great job covering the stages of the course nearest the starting area.

Running through The Australian Botanic Garden at Mt Annan is a course of sweeping berms and long grass. It doesn’t often head through the trees like many of the other courses in the series and as such offers some nice views out across the surrounds. The weather turned on one of its finest winter days for the event keeping the skies nice and blue from start to finish. Rocky Trail, as is normal at their events, did a great job of organising and keeping everything running smoothly.

Below is a small sample of the shots taken on the day. Many more can be found in the galleries here. All images can be purchased for personal use or licensed as needed.



2013 Shimano MTB GP

It is only a week out to the first round of the 2013 Shimano MTB GP series held by Rocky Trail Entertainment.  Outer Image will be on course shooting the event each and every round throughout the year.  It was great fun covering last years series but this year we will be looking for unique and different shots for riders that make this event so great.  Richard unfortunately will not be shooting with me this time as he is enjoying shooting and relaxing in sunny Europe he will be on course with me for round 2, lucky guy.

The dictionary describes the word Nirvana as “a place or state characterized by freedom from or oblivion to pain, worry, and the external world”, what better way to describe the enojoyment riders will have at round 1  at Awaba on March 2nd.  The never ending twists and turns should work everyone into a state of focus, lets just hope that the rain doesn’t repeat from the weekend gone by.  I will be out scouting the course on Friday so if taking in a practice lap or just hanging at camp then say hello always great to put names to the faces I see in the viewfinder and have a chat.

I have added a small collection of favourites from last years series, see you out there and ride hard.

cheers Gil.