In case you found your way here via the November issue of BIKE magazine, above would be the "Beverly Hillbillies" photo of me that Graham was referencing. I just finished up reading the piece, and I have to say it is very accurate and authentic. Nice work, Graham, and the editors at BIKE.
Also while you're here, check out Dave Chenault's article, in the Sept/Oct issue in Adventure Cyclist, about our Tobacco Root packbike trip. Heads up though, this may be Adventure Cycling member's-only content. I'm not sure. Someone let me know in the comments, will ya? Here is the map of our route I made for the occasion:
Below is a couple more shots from the BIKE photoshoot I did with Aaron Teasdale a few months ago. Talk about a fun day, and definitely not your normal photoshoot. Here's was Aaron's take:
Went out on a lightning-fast shoot of packbiker extraordinaire Casey Greene for BIKE magazine the other night. The mag was about to go to press and this was our one chance to get the images they needed. (No pressure!) To make it even more interesting, heavy storms moved across Western Montana that day. After studying the doppler all afternoon, we decided there was one spot within striking distance that _might_ have dry weather. Picked up Casey from work at 4:30 in downtown Missoula and beelined for two-hours into Idaho, throttling my van up a narrow dirt road until it petered out high in the mountains.
The gods of fate smiled on us—the sun was shining. With only 90 minutes to work with before it slipped behind the western horizon, we moved fast, running along the rocky ridgeline to the next photogenic spot. The sun went down all too quickly and, concerned I didn't have enough diversity, I kept shooting, experimenting with super-high ISO, super-low shutter speeds as we made our way back to the van in the dark, lightning strobing the sky in the distance on all sides.
I ended up sending BIKE 144 shots the next day, which was pretty satisfying considering that 24 hours earlier, watching heavy rain move across the region, I was worried we'd be skunked. Thanks to Casey and BIKE for the opportunity and challenge. And thanks to the mountains for gracing us with sun and allowing us to shoot on their slopes. Yet another great night in the wilds.True that. Check out more of Aaron's photos here. And on FB here.
|These photo copyright Aaron Teasdale.|
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