Two Weeks, Two Wheels, and Two Lanes
For the past five years I have been criss-crossing the US, north to south, and east to west, on the old two lane US Highways. Making photographs, meeting folks along the way, collecting stories. All on two wheels. On editorial assignments for Harley-Davidson HOG® magazine. Many of you have followed this blog and have been side by side with me on these incredible journeys. Thank you all for that special companionship.
This past July I rode, photographed, slept, and ate across America on US Highway 2 dubbed the Great Northern. Began the journey in St. Ignace, Michigan. Crossed Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, ending just north of Seattle, Washington. Just over 2800 miles.
The concept for the story was going Bronson-style "lightening up" as Nancy calls it. Just the basics: photo gear, cell phone, paper maps, and a duffel with a few essentials. For two weeks I never turned on the TV. Sparing myself from everything that appears to be wrong. By the time I reached Seattle, my spirit had been gratefully renewed with everything that is perfectly right.
My trusty companion on the ride was Ol' Sport. Simple, basic, lightening up. Ol' Sport and me - what a ride we had - a couple of buddies traveling down that ribbon of highway that connects us all together.
The published story is in the current issue of Hog® magazine. I was excited to see they used one of my images on the cover as well. If you would like to read the story click here for a pdf copy.
"Wow! What a Ride".
be strong, be safe, Carlan