Friday, May 26, 2017

Baja Mexico with Black Dog Cycle Works


Looking forward to diving into the media from the recent shoot in Mexico with Black Dog Cycle Works. Significant portion of my life has been spent here in an extremely wide variety of contexts. Wonderful to photograph and film these locations.




One-minute sample summary of the "Black Dog" trail.
Music by Havalina Rail Co. Fun group I played a few shows with many years ago.

BDCW 2 from Jon Beck on Vimeo.



Standing on a world-class beach, with my back to the view, staring at a small screen. Reads like a social ill but the footage is unreal.



I can say with confidence the TCX X-Desert boots are completely waterproof. Sometimes the most effective product shots don't even feature the product...


Monday, March 6, 2017

Blueribbon Coalition's Sharetrails 30th Anniversary Event

Butler Maps was the recent title sponsor of the Sharetrails 30th anniversary event. The Pirate Cove Resort on the banks of the Colorado River in Needles, California served as a base from which riders could explore nearly 100 miles of desert trails outlined by the event. Two wheels or four, the Sharetrails event lived up to its name.

I headed out with Butler Maps' founder, Court Butler, to capture some of the event both from the air, and behind the bars of a KTM 1190.


Sharetrails 1 from Jon Beck on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Baja with CROIG

Introducing Mexico to @caferacersofinstagram @justingchatwin @croig.co and host of others. Childcare duties, greeting fans, some repairs, tailpipe push start, and transitioning from pavement to dirt. Stay tuned… more to come. Thanks to HusqvarnaKlim, and TCX Boots for their support in this trek!



Desert Days 🌵 . Photo | @roy.son . #croig #croigbuilds #caferacersofinstagram #baja #dirtbike #husqvarna #701

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Western desert prep rides

Training in local desert never ceases to amaze. Preparing bike and body for upcoming projects with www.theadventuresofcharliecrowe.com

Lucerne Prep Ride from Jon Beck on Vimeo.


lucerne 1-15-17 from Jon Beck on Vimeo.

Ducati Scrambler with Conan O'Brien

Got a quick test of Ducati's new Scrambler in the hills of Southern California with Conan O'Brien and friends. Looking forward to trying out the Desert Sled.

https://eatsleepride.com/c/172200/ducati_scrambler_commuting_through_la_takes_on_a_whole_new_vibe



Sunday, February 5, 2017

BMW G310R World Launch

Los Angeles played host to the world launch of BMW’s new G310R. I had to take a few risks to get the necessary shots, but Santa showed up later so it all worked out.







Australia

Australia ranks among the 10 least populated locations on the planet… leaving much of the country left open as an adventure rider’s paradise.

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RUST online magazine out of the UK dedicated an entire issue to the voyage




Trail evaluation:

horse from Jon Beck on Vimeo.








The BMW R 1200 GS I rode for the project performed well:


Australia clip from Jon Beck on Vimeo.
Quick 1 min video from Australian adventure