It was the end of a long week of exploring trails in South Africa chasing summer, sunsets and perfect trails. We were looking for action downhill terrain to push the lim-its and explore with some of the best riders in the world. The area was a huge valley about three hours north of Cape Town that used to be a jungle but was now a desert-looking canyon with some patches of forest that had survived recent fires.
There was excitement in the car about what we’d find and a bit of fear in case we didn’t make it in time before sunset; everyone in the truck was in the same mood – stoked and excited and with the feeling that the best ride of the trip was just minutes away.
I realized how perfect that moment was and I put all the effort needed to have a 1/13th of a second panning shot. It wasn't easy on an African truck on a bumpy dirt road but when the sun was in the right spot I got the moment, and the crew eventual-ly had the last epic sunset ride of the African trip.