After some reconnaissance last Friday evening I decided to shoot the Pescadero Road Race from a couple of positions on beautiful Stage Road. The pro peloton was scheduled to start at 8:00 am so I was up and out the door by six for the hour plus drive out to the coast. Typical for Northern California this time of year the coast was blanketed by fog and cool when I arrived and parked the car.
My strategy was to ride my hybrid out on to the course with a minimal amount of camera gear and see what I could get moving up and down Stage Road between pelotons for the various categories.
The racing was great, but it took a while for the light to improve. Locations like the Eucalyptus grove would have been incredible with filtered sunlight and ground fog. I think I'll be back shooting this for a few years before I luck into that dream combination of atmospherics.