Unfortunately, the powers-that-be neglected to update the website, which advised that the racing started at 10am. I arrived at about 8am only to find that it had been pushed back to noon, which was irritating, but it gave me plenty of time to hike up to my chosen spot, get my heart and breathing rates back to normal, then do some test shooting.
I enjoyed the spare time hanging around and enjoying being alone in the forest, too!
The first few photos in the Canadian Downhill Mountain Bike Championships 2013 are up on my website - I'll be adding more photos asap. Apologies to the handful of people who I missed - next time!