Tornado Victim and Navy Veteran loses his “Dream Bike”

May 20 2013 Moore Oklahoma tornado

Motorcycle Industry Can Help For the past two days I have been on assignment with an electrical utility client, photographing the extensive damage as well as the recovery efforts and the race to restore electrical power after the devastating tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. As an avid motorcyclist, I couldn’t help but notice the damaged and […]

Mount Ida Little Rascals

Bill Dragoo and I stopped in Mt Judeo, AR for a break.  This is the same place where I met a group of "little rascals" on dirt bikes and four wheelers years ago.

My good friend Bill Dragoo and I were recently riding our BMW motorcycles through north central Arkansas while on assignment for a motorcycle travel story.  Our goal was to find the “twistiest” roads in Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas.  Highway 123 near Mount Ida certainly qualifies.  As we rolled out of the switchbacks and into Mount […]

Lunch Break in the Oklahoma Panhandle

My seat was a weathered railroad tie as I ate lunch and listened to the springtime songbird music and the rustle of the Oklahoma wind through the leaves.

Music plays as I lean back against an ancient cottonwood tree. But it’s not the music made by man. This is much sweeter – this is the sound of the Oklahoma Panhandle in the spring. A gentle breeze whispers through the bodark and cottonwood trees, rustling the grass and nearby wheat fields in waves of […]

2010 BMW MOA Rally

BMW GS motorcycle rider at 2010 BMW MOA Rally

When I tell non-motorcycling friends and family that I ride bikes, they all ask me “have you been to Sturgis?” Always. Well no, in fact, I haven’t. Not yet. I plan to but haven’t made the excursion yet. It always comes in the middle of the summer when it is blistering hot, and since I […]

Justin Berry

Pro motocross racer Justin Berry of Edmond, Oklahoma photogrpahed for Ride Oklahoma Magazine

In 2009 I photographed pro motocross racer Justin Berry of Edmond, Oklahoma for the cover of Ride Oklahoma Magazine. Justin was a local rising star at the time. We shot at his family track in north Edmond on warm winter day. Justin and several friends came out to ride in the late afternoon sun.

Kiteboarding Motorcyclists from Mexico

Alfonso Jimenez from Mexico kiteboarding at Hood River, OR

In 2010 is was at the BMW MOA rally in Bend, Oregon and was asked to be a judge for the BMW GS “Anti-Concourse” bike show. The purpose of this show was to highlight bikes that were used in odd and unusual ways. During the judging I came across two bikes that were obviously different […]

I Just Want to Ride Dirt Bikes with my Daddy

I was honored to do this story about 7 year old Kyle Bratcher, who's primary wish was to ride dirt bikes with his daddy.

In 2008 I had the opportunity to write and photograph one of the most moving stories I have ever covered. It involved 7 year old Kyle Bratcher. Kyle grew up watching his dad ride dirt bikes. As a toddler his heros were pro motocross racers Ricky Carmicael and Travis Pastrana. Kyle had posters in his […]

Continental Divide Ride

My photo of Jim Hyde crossing a stream high in the Montana Rockies made the cover of Adventure Rider Magazine.

During the summer of 2010 I was asked to document an off-road ride from Canada to Mexico called the Continental Divide Ride. Put on by Rawhyde Adventures, along on this ride was Pieter de Waal, then head honcho of BMW Motorrad (motorcycles) North America – basically the big cheese of BMW motorcycles in North America. […]

Stock photos or custom imagery?

Custom imagery of a motorcycle built by Darwin Motorcycles for the singer Usher.

Today I attended a presentation by Sarah Mason Sears at S-Design, a graphic design firm in Oklahoma City. Sarah is the founder of S-Design and always has a pretty good take on marketing. Her talk today was on developing a marketing plan. During her talk she explained the importance of using custom imagery for your […]

Continental Divide Ride Video

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In 2010 I had the opportunity to film and photograph a ride along the continental divide ride put on my Rawhyde Adventures, which follows continental divide off-road from Canada to Mexico. Participating in the ride was Pieter de Waal, then CEO of BMW Mottorad North America. I was on my 2009 BMW R1200 GS Adventure […]