Windswept and interesting – That’s how my British photojournalist friend and Trippin’ riding buddy, Neale Bayly, often jokingly describes himself, but I think that phrase really sums up this photo which was taken just after putting the stands down at the end of our 1,000 mile, four-day epic on 40 year old motorcycles. And does my son, Sam, look like Peter Fonda or what?!?
Neale, Sam, and I rode from Evansville, IN to St. Augustine, FL last week and shot the sixth episode of our motorcycle touring series, Trippin’ on Two Wheels. Here’s a shot of the bikes we rode taken at an overlook somewhere in NC. As you can see, they look considerably better than we do.
In my previous blog I told you that I was heading out with my son San and Neale Bayly on a 1,000 mile ride on 40 year old motorcycles to shoot another episode of Trippin’ on Two Wheels. Well, we are now two days and 500 miles into that trip and so far so good. No major mechanical issues with the bike which is fairly amazing considering I was the mechanic that prepared them for the journey, and the weather has been kind to us to this point. Looking at the regional radar tho it looks like our weather luck my run out soon, but I’m OK with that. I just hope our mechanical luck holds.
We spent the first night in Smithville, TN and made it to Westminster, SC last night. We’re leaving for Savannah Georgia shortly. You can read a short update of the trip thus far that Neale wrote and see a few pics on Motorcycle Classics site.
Wish us luck on the second half of this epic. Whose idea was this anyway?!?