A As it turns out, Kevin Wing had just enough time to fire off a few photons of enlightenment after defrosting his EOS arsenal from the snowy 2010 BMW R1200GS intro/Donner Party reenactment. "Do you really want to spend countless hours aiming big lenses at sweaty middle-aged men in sweatier leather? That said, you definitely have some awesome gear there. For track photography, the longer the lens, the better. Most pros shoot 300-600mm. Judging from your equipment, a 300mm f/4 would be a great place to start. Longer lenses are more expensive. So are faster ones-small f values-that help during the golden hours near dawn and dusk when the light looks best. A Canon EF 300mm f2.8 telephoto lens goes for about $4500, while you can pick up an EF 300mm f4 for about $1300. Beyond that, a common mistake photo-graphers make is shooting at unnecessarily high shutter speeds. This freezes the tires, wheels and the background, taking the feeling of speed out of your photos. You might start with pan and 3/4-front shots of bikes in a relatively slow corner. Set the shutter at 1/250th of a second or slower with a 200-300mm lens. Don't forget: One of the key ingredients to success is the same way you get to Carnegie Hall: practice, practice, practice! Blast away and don't forget to have some fun with it."