Spinning Southward

Spinning Southward Streaming through Vimeo.com

“Spinning Southward is a documentary film following three bicyclists who traveled from the far northern shores of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska through 13 countries to Ushuaia, Argentina in support of the National Brain Tumor Society.”

The DVD has been out for almost 3 years now, and now “Spinning Southward” is available to watch online thanks to Vimeo.com’s new streaming services.  You can rent it for $5.00 for 48 hours, and just as before a portion of the proceeds will go to the National Brain Tumor Society.

“Spinning Southward,” 16,000 miles by bike from Alaska to Argentina for the National Brain Tumor Society from […]

By |May 17th, 2013|Frontpage, Spinning Southward|0 Comments

Expedition Documentary Technology, Then and Now Part 2: 3 Evolutions of Technology if I had to do it all over

The last post was about the expedition camera + laptop technology of 2006, how I struggled with its limitations, and what I learned about preventing it from breaking on a 10,000 mile bike tour from Mexico to Argentina. Looking back, its really quite incredible how much evolution we have seen in phone and camera tech.

The camera that on the 2006 trip was a Panasonic PV-GS110, one of the smallest mini DV cameras at the time. It had 3 CCD image sensors, as opposed to one sensor which is what most small cameras had.  After seeing the webisodes, or Spinning Southward, many people […]

By |April 4th, 2013|Spinning Southward|0 Comments

Spinning Southward now for Sale through Melloajello.com

What is it like to live every day on a bicycle for 16,000 miles?“Spinning Southward” is a documentary film following three bicyclists who traveled from the far northern shores of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska through 13 countries to Ushuaia, Argentina in support of the National Brain Tumor Society.

Now available for sale directly through MelloAjello.com.

By |March 14th, 2013|Spinning Southward|0 Comments

Expedition Documentary Technology, Then and Now – Part 1: “Spinning Southward Profiles – Los Tecnicos”

When I joined Spinning Southward and started the 10,000 mile ride south with my camera and laptop, I thought my problems would be finding clean water and fighting off banditos, not trying to figure out where to fix technology in Latin America.  Yet that was pretty much what characterized a major part of the trip for me.

This short film – “Los Technicos” – profiles the struggles as I rode through Latin America fixing my computer and camera equipment along the way.

The next post will be “Part 2,” and go into detail about all of the awesome new technology that has […]

By |November 8th, 2012|Spinning Southward|0 Comments

This Thursday, Nov. 8 Spinning Southward Screening @Lafayette Library

This Thursday, November 8th, the Lafayette Library and Learning Center will feature Spinning Southward at the Art & Science Discovery Center located at 3491 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette, CA 94549.

The screening will begin 6:30 p.m., followed by a brief Q&A with yours truly. This is a great opportunity to see the film in a theater setting for free, so if you haven’t caught it yet go check it out.

You can see the calendar here (http://www.lafayettelib.org/pdf/2monthCalendar.pdf) and get more info about the library here (http://www.lafayettelib.org/). Hope to see you there.

 

By |November 5th, 2012|Spinning Southward|0 Comments

25 of My Favorite Photos from our Bicycle Journey Through Latin America

We definitely were not the first, or the last, to ride our bikes from Alaska to Argentina.  We weren’t the fastest . . . like Emmanuel Gentinetta, who still has the world record for the fasted solo bike tour for the famed 16,000 miles of Pan-American highway.  He finished it in 261 days.

At the time, in 2005, I would say we were one of the most well documented.  We have so many wonderful photos from the trip, its hard to choose just a few, but here they are . . . My top 25 photos from Spinning Southward:

By |October 16th, 2012|Spinning Southward|0 Comments

Spinning Southward DVD Trailer Released

With this new trailer I am pleased to continue the launch of the Spinning Southward Film DVD released over the summer. After nearly 6 years of editing, awareness events and preparation, the Spinning Southward adventure is available in feature length format on DVD at Amazon.  All net proceeds from each purchase go to The National Brain Tumor Society (www.braintumor.org). The trailer was also featured in the August National Brain Tumor Society newsletter:

 

Spinning Southward Documentary trailer in the August National Brain Tumor Society Newsletter

Click here to purchase the Spinning Southward DVD on Amazon.com.

If you have seen the film and want to […]

By |October 9th, 2012|Spinning Southward|0 Comments

Spinning Southward and other long distance tours featured on GearJunkie.com

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Spinning Southward and other long distance bike tours featured on GearJunkie.com

By |June 7th, 2012|Spinning Southward|0 Comments

Spinning Southward DVD on sale at Amazon.com

In honor of National Brain Tumor Awareness Month and National Bike to Work Month, I am pleased to announce the official launch of the Spinning Southward Film DVD. After nearly 6 years of editing, awareness events and preparation, the Spinning Southward adventure is available in feature length format on DVD at Amazon.  All net proceeds from  each purchase go to The National Brain Tumor Foundation (www.braintumor.org).

To share the story of Spinning Southward and increase awareness for the National Brain Tumor Society as well as bicycling as transportation, please share http://spinningsouthward.com with your friends and family.

Thanks to all for the encouragement […]

By |May 13th, 2012|Spinning Southward|0 Comments

Spinning Southward Given the Silver Palm Award at the Mexico International Film Festival

Spinning Southward has been awarded the Silver Palm Award from the Mexico International Film Festival, and invited down to Rosarito, Mexico, to accept the award.

We are honored that they felt our film deserved such an award, especially coming from a country that we enjoyed so much, and gave so much to us on our trip.

 

 

 

By |May 1st, 2011|Spinning Southward|0 Comments