This blog was written by a rider who has a terrific story to tell, he didn't ride a Harley and he doesn't have an LRS windshield, but his story really embodies the spirit of the IRON HORSE. ALL CREDIT IS DUE TO THE AUTHOR: SEBASTIAN DE WITH - Thank you for your story it is an inspriation. HERE IS A LINK TO HIS ORIGINAL PHOTO ALBUM http://imgur.com/a/J7kZJ After Getting A Divorce And Losing His Job, A Man Drove His Motorcycle 5,000 Miles Into The Arctic Circle
This is the Atigun Pass, a difficult stretch of road that crosses the Brooks Mountain Range in northern Alaska. It’s literally the end of the road on the North American continent.
Sebastiaan de With, a 26-year-old Dutch photographer and designer living in San Francisco, decided to travel this remote stretch of road with his four friends this summer.
His idea to ride north was started one night while talking to his friend Stuart Philkill.
The two realized that they were at the perfect place in their lives to do something really crazy, de With had just lost his job and come out of a divorce.
“I was a conflicted and depressed mess before I left on this ride,” de With told BuzzFeed News. “Life has been hard, and I was really struggling to find who I am, and what I want in life.”
So de With and his friends set out on June 21. He brought along a camera to chronicle the whole experience, posting intermittently on his blog and Instagram when he could.
On the first leg of the trip they left California, passed through Oregon, and made it to Vancouver…
…Where they made friends with some locals and ended up at a huge illegal bicycle rave. The trip was starting off more than great.
Then hit the road and left civilization proper the next morning.
They camped where they could, on random dirt roads, stretches of prairie, even cow pastures.
This is what 10 p.m. on a summer night in British Columbia looks like. READ MORE ON HIS BLOG HERE ... http://imgur.com/a/J7kZJ
“Once we conquered the fear and uncertainty of an undertaking like this, it was immediately liberating. Then, it became a bit uncomfortable,” de With said.
He said that as they got further and further into the wilderness there was definitely an “oh shit” moment.