Cyclocross is a bicycle racing discipline characterized by a variety of terrain, human-made and natural barriers, and intense efforts.
Based on experience and capability, racers repeat a 8-10 minute circuit for 30, 40 or 60 minutes. Navigating sand, mud, steeplechase barriers, roots, rocks and hills are par for nearly every course. The addition of fast flats and/or pavement sections adds variety.
I consider myself an all-around photojournalist and, though not specifically a sports shooter, it was great to have the opportunity to make images at 10 of the Northeast Ohio Cyclocross Series events in 2011 while I was sidelined from racing due to a collarbone fracture and subsequent surgery.