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BMX is something I’ve done myself for 20 years. I love it. And even if I haven’t ridden a BMX in like… 6 or 7 years, I still love it. So when round 11 and 12 of the European Championships 2011 came to Haaksbergen, a place about 20 minutes from my birth-town, I decided I wanted to be there.
And I was there. And boy, did that itch come back full force! I wanted to bike so badly!
Great experience, great to see those guys (and gals) fly over the track. Great to see how things have staid the same, yet have changed so much.

Too bad Finland doesn’t have a BMX-racing scene. I definitely would be part of it if it would have (something anywhere close)…

Haaksbergen, European Championships BMX 2011, Round 11

D700, ISO200, 1/500 sec @ f/5.6, Nikkor 70-200mm

Haaksbergen, European Championships BMX 2011, Round 11

D700, ISO200, 1/500 sec @ f/5.6, Nikkor 70-200mm

Haaksbergen, European Championships BMX 2011, Round 11

D700, ISO200, 1/500 sec @ f/6.7, Nikkor 14-24mm

The first image, as were most of the other images I shot during this day, was part of a burst of images I shot. I put one of them together in an image sequence, so you can see part of the awesomeness of this exhilarating (and since the last Olympics in Beijing) an official Olympic sport!

Haaksbergen, European Championships BMX 2011, Round 11

Haaksbergen, European Championships BMX 2011, Round 11

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Sometimes you have those days on which you just don’t feel too good.

Today was one of those days for me. Can’t really put my finger on it, but it wasn’t your regular Sunday.
I did have a couple of things to do, though, so I set to work.
Only… When you’re not feeling all too good, and you have to do something that looks a bit dubious, it doesn’t really help.
According to studies (if you Google blue color not appetizing) the color blue is prone to make people lose appetite and is not recommended to be used in food.
So one would start to wonder why on earth people would still make blue food and drinks. It actually does look disgusting.

D200, ISO100, 1/60 sec @ f/16, off-camera flash with Photoflex softbox

D200, ISO100, 1/60 sec @ f/16, off-camera flash with Photoflex softbox

And this is a sports drink, for crying out loud.
I had a faint feeling of nausea, and it didn’t really get much better.
I did, however, try a sip, and must admit that it’s not by far the worst drink I’ve ever had. But owwell… Tricky business…