In 2010 I had the opportunity to film and photograph a ride along the continental divide ride put on my Rawhyde Adventures, which follows continental divide off-road from Canada to Mexico. Participating in the ride was Pieter de Waal, then CEO of BMW Mottorad North America. I was on my 2009 BMW R1200 GS Adventure motorcycle, carrying all my photo gear, camping gear and equipment for 3 weeks on the road. My job was to ride ahead of everyone, set up, film and photograph the riders as they went past, load up my gear, ride like a madman to pass everyone, then do it all over again – day after day of the ride. When we would arrive at camp each night I would have to set up my tent, grab a bit of food and then film the campsite, off-load my camera memory cards, back everything up to my laptop and external hard drives, charge my camera batteries if possible, and get ready for the next morning’s ride. It was a fun but challenging and busy week of riding. The scenery was spectacular and the riding fun and challenging – especially at warp speed as I went past all the other riders. Off-road, in the dirt, on a 600+ lb motorcycle loaded with gear.
I sent the video and pictures to Rawhyde Adventures and they just recently posted a video about the ride. I shot most of the footage in this video using my Nikon D3s, D7000 and Contour HD.
Here are a few of my photographs from the ride.