Everyone likes mud. Especially this time of year and Max Ralph’s concise little photo essay is about just that subject. The Seattle Cyclocross Series at Beverly Park never looked so good. Actually, we can be pretty sure that maybe the grounds have looked better than they look with bikes slugging and slogging their way through them. Although possibly not, too.
Even thought this is a departure from the Surf photography of Ralph’s, it cuts to the heart of the matter. And that matter is the slick mud of the Pacific Northwest. Although, that could be something akin to surfing. This coming weekend the Northwest will see the Cross Crusade continue on the Portland International Raceway. May we join hands and pray for these wet and disturbing conditions?
*Originally posted 10/20/2010