Manhattan Beach Grand Prix
I haven’t shot much road racing, so I was excited to go to the Manhattan Beach Grand Prix on Sunday–the 50th anniversary of the race. I first went to the MBGP in 1972 or so. My bike club — American Youth Hostels in San Diego — took our club bus up. The race announcer Sunday was Ralph Elliott, whose mom ran AYH. I’m pretty sure Ralph raced that day in the 1970s, and it was great to see him again. A lot of my track friends raced Sunday too, including Virgil Ford and John Walsh, whose photos start this gallery.
Shooting road is different from track — sometimes it was hard to predict which side of the road the riders would come up (I seemed to always guess wrong in the women’s race). And the lighting changes. But it was nice shooting in sunlight for a change.