Video: Jammin thru Kenya | Lake Turkana Route

31 July – 5 August 2011

As I get ready to leave Kenya, I remember back to the epic journey that I had when I entered the country from Ethiopia, riding the rugged route along Lake Turkana. Here’s the video from that journey. It’s a bit long at 17 mins, but I think it captures what it feels like to ride a Suzuki DR650 over hundreds of miles of sand, rocks and corrugations through vast, changing landscapes.

The video features music from my good friend, David Abraham’s band, The Koniac Net and his debut album One Last Monsoon. Music by The Killers and The Temper Trap also mixed in.

There are exciting moments of fast riding,
where sanDRina and I are dancing on the gravel,
feeling the rhythm of the terrain.
And there are moments of slow riding,
where we struggle in deep sand and over huge rocks,
where the terrain challenges our momentum.
Those moments remind me that we are at the mercy of nature,
playing in her deserts and forests,
tapping into the energy of life.

(if the youtube copyright police block the video in your country, like in Germany, click here to see it on vimeo.)

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Video: Jammin thru Ethiopia | Off-roading in the Simien Mountains

10 – 12 July 2011

Here’s the latest release from Jammin Vidds Production > a video of my off-road ride through the Ethiopian Highlands. I rode the Simien Mountains from Debark, north to Shire, gaining and dropping lots of elevation. It was the rainy season and there was ongoing construction, so lots of muddy crossings. The video starts off with some cliff riding on the beautifully built road near Debark and then slows down for some soupy mud before picking up the pace towards the end. sanDRina was running in top form.

We be Jammin, so turn up the volume and enjoy some funky Afro Beats from Femi Kuti 🙂

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Video from Brazil: BR 230 TransAmazonica across the Amazon Jungle

August 15 – 21, 2010

6 days across the Brazilian Amazon on the famed BR-230 TransAmazonica Highway across the jungle. A remote track cutting across the largest rainforest in the world. The road is pretty straight for the most part but got hilly, here and there. It was nice to get up close and see what this famous jungle is about, but also sad to see how much of it is being burnt down for cattle ranches.

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Video from Bolivia: Lago Titicaca

July 22, 2010

A taste of riding in Bolivia, around the immense and beautiful Lago Titicaca, the world’s highest, largest lake situated at 3,800 m (12,500 ft).

This is from Copacabana, near the Peruvian border, heading to La Paz. The asphalt was perfect and the sun was shining strong with very little traffic. Fun to be hanging off the bike in the corners, wishing for my GSX-R 😀

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