During the summer, I helped lead a motorcycle trip through Utah for BlackRapid. I posted a while back about our first day (Part 1), and wanted to share more of the images created along the way.
Continuing from where I left off in Moab, the next morning we took some long day rides around the area. First we drove down the windy Colorado River, stopping along the way to photograph various rock formations. I love this group portrait with the red rocks behind us.
Sometimes along the curvy roads, I’d grab some photographs with my free hand. I love the terrain of Utah, and the ride was amazing. The mix of deep blue skies from the 100º degree weather, mountainous terrain, and windy roads made for some unforgettable moments.
We stopped at the Sorrel River Ranch to rest and get some drinks in the shade. Frank Masi got this image of me in the parking lot there.
I saw Frank walking around and creating images, and at one point he was perfectly framed in this window overlooking the Colorado River.
After some time relaxing in the shade, we went back into the sun to make the ride up to Dead Horse Point.
There’s some amazing curves and turns on the ride to Dead Horse.
At the Dead Horse overlook, we setup our bikes for various photographs. Here’s Ron Henry and Frank Masi.
This wide panorama of the overlook does not do the area justice. The image is amazing up close, but the scene is overwhelming in person. It’s awesome to look over and see how big, vast, and inspiring this area is.
Frank stood up on his bike to get an even higher view of the overlook.
With my small packable tripod, I was able to get this group portrait of all of us at the overlook.
Here’s Mike Ridinger and his son, Cade with their bike at the overlook.
I got this image of Angel’s bike and I’m glad I did. This beautiful bike was later stolen from his home in Arizona.
Here’s my blue bike in the same location both alone and one with me on it.
Exploring more through the Dead Horse area, we checked out some other overlooks.
I almost died on this cliff. 😉
After a long day of riding, we headed back to Moab for some dinner and air conditioning.
I have much more to share, and will continue later in Part 3. In the meantime, if you’d like to see any of the iPhone images created along the tour on Instagram, just search the hashtag #BlackRapidMoto2020
And until next time, America.