Thursday, April 3, 2014

Touratech Zimbabwe trailer!

Zimbabwe (+Zambia, +Botswana) trailer is out! 

In addition to the privilege of working with Herbert, Ramona, and the amazing crew from Touratech, my buddy Kurt Yaeger was able to come along! Thanks to Wolfgang and Yan for the amazing visuals… This brief video contains a few scenes from an unforgettable journey through Africa, and for me offers a solid answer to the question your parents might have asked, "If all your friends were going to jump off a bridge, would you?!" (Spoiler alert: answer is yes)

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Arizona BDR film

Just watched the Arizona Backcountry Discovery Route film for the first time recently. Fantastic memories of what is arguably the most challenging and remote BDR I've done yet.

If you're interested in adventure riding or backcountry exploration and camping, these videos are for you.

For this film I rode a 2012 BMW R1200GS Adventure. Perfectly suited motorcycle for a BDR journey like this.

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Crew from L-R: myself, Austin Vince, Rob Watt, Paul Guillien, Inna Thorn, Florian Neuhauser, Sterling Noren, Tom Myers, Justin Bradshaw

We saw some amazing places...

Friday, January 10, 2014

Arizona BDR Trailer

Trailer for Arizona BDR film just showed up on YouTube.

Full-length film expected in a few weeks…

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Austin Vince: Glory in the Arizona Desert

Quirky story, centered around a single photo, attempting to sum up the foray by UK moto personality Austin Vince into Backcountry Discovery Routes.

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Africa journey in Travel Time Magazine

Based in Europe, Travel Time magazine is translated into five languages, and places a huge emphasis on amazing journeys, and high-quality photography. Although sometimes that simply means showing the world you're eating a bug.

Touratech founder and CEO, Herbert Schwarz, myself, and actor Kurt Yaeger are featured on the cover riding through one of the many amazing landscapes in Zambia.

While completely unintentional, the shape of our final track through four countries ended up mimicking the outline of the continent we were exploring.

The 2002 BMW R1150GS Adventure, complete with luggage, camera bag, and 11-gallon fuel tank, was a blast to ride through these countries. Here seen on a shoreline in Zimbabwe:

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Crazy 48 hours...

In review:

Chatted briefly with Jay Leno, photographed a ridiculous new $130k BMW, and helped stabilize a guy who gave himself an extra knee by dividing his tib/fib into at least four separate parts, from what I could tell. Few other things thrown in there, but that's the jist of it.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Colorado BDR film in BMW MOA

BMW R1200 GSA was a blast to ride through this environment … as evidenced by the opening spread…