the 2011 MX season has begun here in the Hudson Valley. I've already missed an open practice and a first race at one of the other tracks but today my favorite crew the Walden Playboys kicked off their season with an open practice and their first race is tomorrow. I couldn't get there until 1400 (thats 2 in the afternoon) as prior motorcycle related obligations had me occupied but better late than never. Armed with my first "good" lens purchased 2 weeks ago at B&H I boldly set out to go where many men have gone before. Not quite a "sports" lens but this 17-35 F2.8 (F2.8 means its expensive and takes gnarly pictures) looks rad and with the additionally new extrA battery grip on the bottom of the camera it really makes it look like you know wtf you're doing. which I don't. start your engines.