Families at the Rally Set 3

The people at the rally have always been so friendly. It is nice to have the opportunity to connect with so many people that share a connection to the rally and the motorcycle. It was my honor to take your photographs and hope to see you all next year.

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AMA Supermoto at the Rally Set 2

The speed of the riders from one end of the track to the other is so fast. Eventually you see some separation between some riders while others are neck to neck. These riders come from all areas across the country and put on a fantastic competition and show. Hopefully next year they will be at the Rally again. These photos were taken Saturday June 16th at the Austin Travis County Expo Center. All the best to the riders for many upcoming victories and safe travels.

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AMA Supermoto at the Rally Set 1

This year I was able to get access into the arena to take photos of the AMA Supermoto and DRT Racing down at the Austin Expo Center during the Republic of Texas Rally. Here is a link to the official website; https://drtracinginc.com/. This was one leg of the AMA National Championship series. It was a fantastic time and one that I will not forget. The professional riders were amazing and their jumps and turns precisely technical. I kept my location around the dirt course and took a variety of photos. If you have a chance to see these riders I would highly recommend it. These photos give you a sense of the exhilaration as a spectator. I am including two sets of the photos from the event.

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Fitz Army freestyle motocross

Wow! The Fitz Army freestyle motocross team are amazing. The stunts were impressive and precise. I captured a few photos of the event, but you really have to see it for yourself to believe how impressive the stunts were. It seemed that a couple of the aerial riders could just about touch the ceiling of the coliseum. The riders in the metal ball were fantastic as well. It was definitely a sight to see!

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John Monbelly – Musician and Artist

I make my way up Congress Avenue  in downtown Austin, for the motorcycle parade. As I walk up the street, I see there is a musician I recognize 20 feet in front of me.   He is sitting near a wall with his instrument embraced between his knees as he holds his drum sticks.   He is focused and still as I approach him.   As I am walking forward to greet him, I remember his song that he had written a couple years back in 2016 for the motorcycle parade.  His song was about the rhythm of the motorcycles and it was playing in my mind. I can still remember that day in 2016, as the motorcycles were coming down Congress Avenue, I could hear his song echoing above the roar of the engines in perfect harmony.

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Motorcycle parade Set 5 of 5

The bikers have parked and Congress street is now filled with the spectators that take a moment to capture photos of the bike and riders. The Capital illuminates in the background as the parade comes to an end and whatever festivities begin. The city used to have bands play on the middle of congress but have not in a while.

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Motorcycle parade Set 4

The riders are starting to turn around by Cesar Chavez street and head back up Congress toward the Capital of Austin and then park in the middle of the street. In some captures you can see a bike passing by. This year I only carried a 70-200mm so I took most of the photos on the other side of the road.

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Motorcycle parade Set 3

The wave of riders continue to pass by. It seems this year they have spread out the riders better than some years past so that each motorcycle can be captured in a photo.

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Motorcycle parade Set 1

The 2019 Republic of Texas Motorcycle Rally was Saturday June 15th. I tried to capture a number of the riders as they passed by heading down Congress Avenue. I am separating the photos in a series. I hope you enjoy the photos!

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