.. so tomorrow I’m off to Gilena, un ‘pueblo perdido’ somewhere between Seville and Córdoba, to shoot the first in the Trek12 series of mountain bike races. This is a series of five 12 hour mountain bike events which will culminate in the 24Doce in June. I like to consider myself a veteran of the 24Doce as I have… ahem… ‘raced’ in it twice, the first year in a mixed team of four and the second year in an all girl team (we got silver… there were only two all girl teams!!). Last year I ‘did’ it hiding behind the camera. The 24Doce since it’s inception has had a bit of bad luck with the weather.. one year it was called off before it even kicked off, the year I did it with the girls it was suspended because of the treacherous weather conditions caused by a storm which set in when I was halfway round the course at 02:00… and last year, to use the word ‘mudbath’ would have been an understatement… but all this makes for interesting photos.
So tomorrow I’ll set off with thermals (-2º is forecasted) and waterproofs… and lots of ‘ilusión’ as the locals would say… and I’ll leave you with a couple of images from the 24Doce 2011