The title does most of the explaining, so let’s allow the pictures to do most of the talking.
This next set shows the competitors at this weekend’s event practicing, testing the course. I used the same technique Henri Cartier-Bresson favored, the “photographer as crocodile.” In other words, I found my place, framed the shot, and then waited for the next cyclist came into the picture and prayed my timing and reflexes didn’t betray me. Of course, they did, most of the time, but these turned out satisfactorily well.
A crowd-control person happened to stand next to me. When finished (i.e., my camera ran out of memory), I turned to him and said, “What’s scary is that they’re only practicing.” He smiled, shrugged and nodded.
Vonn Scott Bair