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#AskSvenAnything - Episode 3

Sven Martin, renowned mountain bike photographer, answers some of your questions in another installment of #AskSvenAnything. We started this series out by posting a bunch of Sven's answers in a single article. Features 1 and 2 were PACKED with epic photos and awesome stories that could have been easy to miss in our hyper-scrolling digital age. We've decided to make these nuggets a bit more digestible with a single question and answer per feature.

A big thanks to Santa Cruz Bicycles for getting behind this fun feature. Thank you to everyone who participated in the questions.

Follow Sven on Instagram - @svenmartinphoto and thanks to @rossmeasures for this question

If you could go back in time to a race or event that you didn't shoot, which would it be?

Back in 1998, Sven didn't think much of mountain biking. Despite some of his close surf and skate friends getting into the sport, he couldn't get over the fact that, from an outsider's perspective,seemed to have a pretty high kook-factor to it.

While Sven scored waves in 1998/1999, his friends went to the World Cup in Stellenbosch near his home, and if he could travel through time, Sven would miss a barrel to catch the racing at what is now a favorite riding zone when he returns home to South Africa for a visit.

Pictured are some of Sven's favorite photos from the Stellenbosch and Jonkershoek area with the likes of Anka Martin, Andrew Neethling, Steve Peat, Greg Minnaar and more.

Anka Martin ripping Jonkershoek near Stellenbosch.

Andrew Neethling.

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Peaty and Minnaar.

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