Big Picture covers Dakar Rally 2013. Each of those fascinating images is precious. But they also work quite well together, telling the story of happiness and sadness, toughness, courage, technological advances, and most of all, good sportsmanship.
Came across this photograph on Flickr. I love how it is both very dynamic and calm at the same time…
In brief, I had an excellent time. There were a few people who were trying to spoil the fun (DJ Mousaka) or were not quite up to the par with the show (The Fuel Girls), but that was easily compensated by the Masters of Dirt.
Taking the unimportant out of the picture, imagine this: loud hard rock music (Rammstein, Marilyn Manson, AC/DC, and such), fireworks, and motocross bikes jumping off the rump one after another, doing all sorts of crazy stuff in the air! Pure awesomeness!
The show started with some warm-up tricks, which looked like anybody can do them, slowly progressing to more difficult ones and to group jumps in pairs and “trains” of four. After a little break they went totally insane. It was non-stop action from four riders, who were later joined by a quadro-cycle rider.
My favourite bit was when they did the back-flip progressions. I am not very familiar with the free-style motocross sport, so I learned a lot. They were calling for the name of the trick (“tsunami”, “cancan”, etc) and had two riders – one was doing the original trick, and the second one was doing the back-flip variation of it. That is the same jump and move while the motorbike was doing a back-flip in the air. Some of the original tricks looked very difficult. However their back-flip variations were in the “impossible” range.
If you haven’t seen their show yet, here’s your chance. They will have another show in Limassol tomorrow, Sunday, June 28th. I suggest you catch it. And if you have any kids – make sure they see it as well. Tickets are 30 EUR for adults, 25 EUR for minors, and entrance for kids under 6 years of age is free. I had Maxim (4.5 years old) and he enjoyed the show quite bit too.
OnThisIsland.com lets us know that Masters of Dirt are coming to Cyprus. According to the Masters of Dirt Cyprus web site, there will be four shows – two in Paralimni (Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21) and two in Limassol (Friday, June 26 and Sunday, June 28).
Tickets are 60 EUR for VIP, 30 EUR for regular adults, and 25 EUR for 15-year old and younger. There will be the bike show, fireworks, more show, and I guess the loud music, because the word DJ is all over it too.
We have a few people from work who want to go, so I think I’ll go too (Friday, June 26th preferred). I am still thinking if I should take Maxim (4.5 years old) with me or not. And there is always this question of tickets availability.
What about you? Are you coming?