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. […]
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 […]
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
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:
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 […]
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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 […]
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.
UPDATE: The screening was a great success, thanks to everyone who showed up and shared in the film, as well as donated to the NBTS. Was great to relive it yet again and hear all the great stories from other epic bike touring adventures. What: Spinning Southward Screening at the Capoeira Mandinga Academy When: Friday, February 25 · 7:00pm – 9:30pm Where: Capoeira Mandinga Academy 4137 Piedmont Ave. Oakland, CA “Spinning Southward is a documentary film following 3 bicyclists who traveled from the far northern shores of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska – through 13 countries – to Ushuaia, Argentina in […]
The fundraising page for the Spinning Southward Documentary is up: http://www.braintumorcommunity.org/goto/spinningsouthwarddoc This site allows you to donate directly to the NBTS on behalf of the Documentary, as well as see the funds raised so far.