Wednesday at Pikes Peak with Jamey Price

06/25/2014 @ 4:30 pm, by Jamey Price10 COMMENTS

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It’s time to throw down times. Recon day is over. It’s now or never. The riders will not see these sections of the mountain again until race day.

Some of the rookie riders seem to still be learning the fastest lines, but the old veterans have it down pat and are hurling the bike around the tight switchbacks on Sector 2 of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, my favorite part of the course.

There are long fast straights, tight hairpin turns, and insane drop-offs in Sector 2, and it is also where the mountain gains the most elevation in the shortest period of time — not to mention the sunrises are the best up there. It is a magical thing to watch the sun come up over the horizon over the course of five minutes.

Pikes Peak is always magical. But when you get an amazing sunrise, combined with bikes pushing hard up the mountain, it makes for a fun morning.

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Photos: © 2014 Jamey Price / Jamey Price Photo – All Rights Reserved

27-year-old Jamey Price is an award winning motorsport photojournalist based in Charlotte, North Carolina. His work has been published around the globe by Road & Track, RACER magazine, Autosport, F1 Racing magazine, Motorsport Magazine, F1i magazine, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, SPEEDTV, Southern Living, QC Exclusive, the Washington Post, The Charlotte Observer, and now Asphalt & Rubber.

Jamey continues to do freelance work for some of the most respected sports imagery wire services, and for commercial clients including Ducati, Audi, Lamborghini, Mitsubishi, Red Bull and many others covering a diverse range of sporting assignments from Horse Racing to Formula One and everything in between. You can find more of his work on his website, as well as follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

Comment:

  1. Terry Smith says:

    Thanks A&R for another set of awesome pictures and an interesting story to go with it.

  2. RL says:

    What bike is number 8?

  3. RL says:

    What is the number 8 bike?

  4. RL says:

    Sorry, I had meant to ask what model of bike it was.

  5. Lachlan says:

    @RL – turbocharged GSX1100 I believe

  6. Bill says:

    Amazing pictures! Keep them coming…

  7. Travis Lawson says:

    Thank you so much for such an amazing photo of our Team LaNoue #9 rider Kris Lillegard #473 riding a MV Agusta Brutale 800 on his very first Pikes Peak Hill Climb race. We’ve been working so hard all week to progress and overcome previous injuries.

  8. Smitch says:

    Well done Jamey, you are incredible. Will be at Fan Fest tomorrow, with hopes to meet Guy Martin!

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