This adventure was never planned, I was thinking Christmas in Hawaii, or riding around in some camper in New Zealand. What tossed the whole thing in motion was a good mix of procrastination, and the complete madness that determines how much plane tickets are based on some strange lunar algorithm. Basically we wanted to go to Asia before Christmas, but the price of plane tickets plummeted after Christmas day. So it was decided to stay in the States for the holidays. We wanted a white Christmas, and like any decent idea it just kept growing until it became the most outrageous manifestation of the original concept. I discovered that there was place called the North Pole outside of Fairbanks, Alaska, I also found a pretty amazing looking train that went from Anchorage to Fairbanks. Not too surprising that tickets to Alaska in the middle of the cold dark winter were decently priced. Read more
This is my first real video using the contour camera. Most of this was filmed near the top of Mt. Lemmon in Tucson Arizona. The bike is my 2009 Nightster. We used the x-shot 2 for most of the shots.
I imagine being smacked in the forehead by a dragonfly at 115mph on a motorcycle would be right up there with dropping a penny on someone from the top of the empire state building in the deadly urban myth category. Fortunately for me I decided to wear my helmet today. Read more