One of my favorite things in life is to point a cool motorcycle toward an unknown destination and take pictures when I arrive. Not snapshots. Carefully composed images that are rewarding to make, and view. I’ve been a professional photographer all my adult life, and interest in photography and motorcycles came early. When I was [...]Read Full Post | Comments(9)
Photographer : Barry Hathaway
Cannonball 2010 is in the books. The cool breeze of the Pacific Ocean was a very welcome sensation to the 30-plus intrepid men and women who spent the last 16 days traversing our great nation on cantankerous machines from another time, often in blistering heat. The talk in Kitty Hawk was that maybe 25 percent [...]Read Full Post | Comments(3)
Yesterday’s 277-mile stage was the longest of the nine run to date. With most of the riders spending at least 10 hours in the saddle (and some much more) in temperatures as high as 95 degrees, it was a challenging day. Arkansas’ sweeping turns and rolling green hills are now far behind. The day was [...]Read Full Post | Comments(3)
As I write this, Cannonball riders are grinding valves, fixing oil leaks and replacing bushings at the amazing Coker Tire World Headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In the first four days of the run, minor miracles have been happening. A sheared crankshaft repaired in local machine shop, a replacement piston somehow located… One rider told me [...]Read Full Post | Comments(2)
The 2010 Cannonball is underway. Forty-four pre-1916 motorcycles posed for a vintage-style panoramic photograph at the foot of Kill Devil Hill in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, this morning before firing up and roaring westward toward the California coast. Only 16 days and 3272 miles to go before the winner is declared on Santa Monica Pier! [...]Read Full Post | Comments(4)
Moto Vacation, Central American Style – First Look Touring Latin America on a $1200 Chinese motorcycle.
Photography by Barry Hathaway My buddy Derek and I have talked for years about doing some international travel together on motorbikes, and for two weeks over Christmas and New Years we finally made it happen. Ten days after I proposed an adventure in Central America, we were on bikes in Costa Rica, headed north with [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)