Thursday, June 2, 2016

Episode Six ~ Sharon's Manatee Adventure

EPISODE SIX consists of a day-long motorcycle trip in which Sharon Faith rode from Jacksonville to Crystal River, Yankeetown and back to Jacksonville, about 300 miles in total. She had a long-time desire to swim with manatees, it was on her "adventure list". She almost transitioned into a mermaid but decided against it at the last minute. This piece was filmed on May 10, 2016 in Florida.

Special thanks to Jay Joo and Sena Technologies for the camera and communicator equipment used in these pieces. 

MUSIC from AudioNetwork.com : "Love Summer" by  Adam Drake / Tom Jenkins, “Silly Question” by Tim Garland, “Injector" by Lincoln Grounds / Michael Pearse,  , and “Beacons” by Richard Lacy / Terl Bryant


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Episode Four ~ Anna putting in the miles

Episode Four was filmed mostly in April 2016 but some content was filmed in other locations and times in the past two years of travel. This episode focuses on Anna MacKinnon and her history of motorcycle riding with some scenic shots taken of her long distance trips. In 2007 Anna took her first solo trip from San Francisco to Canada and published the cover article about that in Sept 2008 BMW ON magazine. She went on two subsequent similar trips in 2009 and 2011. In April 2016 she logged 2,750 miles on a trip through Arizona to film for L&D and meet with Kim Krause and ride.

Special thanks to Jay Joo and Sena Technologies for the camera and communicator equipment used in these pieces. Thanks to Craig Maclaine, technical advisor/editor.

MUSIC from AudioNetwork.com : "Ribbons in the Desert" by Randall Breneman / Jake Field / Duncan Thompson, “Hyper Galaxy” by Terry Devine-King, “Surf The Surf” by David Michael / Lee Pomeroy


 
Lipstick and Dirt episode 4 Anna puts in the miles from Anna MacKinnon on Vimeo.



Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Episode Three ~ down by the Mexican border

EPISODE THREE was filmed the afternoon of April 17th 2016 on a Sunday following the encounters of episode two ~ notably the swarm of bees. As this episode opens, we are heading to the border of Naco from Bisbee in Arizona to take a photo and then we go up in the Huachuca Mountains for a little riding by the border with crystal clear vistas.

Special thanks to Jay Joo and Sena Technologies for the camera and communicator equipment used in these pieces. Thanks to Craig Maclaine, technical advisor/editor and we couldn't produce this episode without the generous support of our lodging hosts in Arizona: Mark Trippetti in Sedona, Paul and Sandy Berger in Scottsdale, Ludy and Barbara Kuttner in Hereford.

MUSIC from AudioNetwork.com : "On a Roll" by Terry Devine-King, "Bullseye" by Paul Mottram / Bob Bradley, "On the Up by Terry Devine-King / Tom Peters / Gavin Harrison, "Heads Will Roll” Adam Drake / Tom Jenkins


Lipstick and Dirt episode 3 border from Anna MacKinnon on Vimeo.



Episode Two ~ close encounters in Arizona with nature

EPISODE TWO was filmed over two days starting the morning of April 15th Friday. The episode opens as as we headed south out of Sedona with threatening clouds and light showers. We had an overnight in Scottsdale with Paul and Sandy Berger and visited with Anna's sister Rae (who flew in for her birthday) and on Saturday morning we went to Hereford. We stopped for lunch at Lupes in Oracle Junction after riding straight past a bunch of beautiful saguaro cactus that we didn't stop to photograph (regret). After lunch in which Kim was craving shrimp that they don't serve (we ate chips and dip instead). We ran into the ORACLE (his name is Steve). He was alluring on his Harley to give us a ride after we read his button “sit on a happy face”. Kim had a pillion ride on Steve's Oracle Chariot. We then headed to Hereford and fatigue is setting in at least for Anna ~ she declared she wanted to sit on an “angry face”, she's about had it with the mirth and frivolity for some reason. We arrived at Hereford at Barbara and Ludie Kuttner's home. Barbara served up a beautiful ratatouille dinner but the meal is interrupted by Javelina running by the motorcycles. This causes a momentary intermission in the dinner. We got a Wild Kingdom lesson in javelina, don't mess with them and they are NOT pigs apparently. Then on Sunday morning we get up and went to Bisbee and had the most unbelievable encounter with a bee swarm about seven miles outside of the town. We didn't stop after hitting what felt like rocks being chucked at us (Kim thought they were capers). Later we were told that was good or we could have been stung to death by the Africanized bees. We were in absolute shock when we pulled up in Bisbee as we reviewed the damage. Kim didn't even take off her helmet for about ten minutes as she was recovering from the “caper attack”. Anna's lip suffered a significant bee sting that got huge two days later, like a Grouper fish! The surreal entrance of dainty cookie lady in pink walking by us in Bisbee really caps off the episode… you would think she would have offered a damn cookie but no?! Bis-BEEEEEEEEEE.

Special thanks to Jay Joo and Sena Technologies for the camera and communicator equipment used in these pieces. Thanks to Craig Maclaine, technical advisor/editor and we couldn't produce this episode without the generous support of our lodging hosts in Arizona: Mark Trippetti in Sedona, Paul and Sandy Berger in Scottsdale, Ludy and Barbara Kuttner in Hereford.

MUSIC from Audio Network : "On a Roll" by Terry Devine-King, "Bullseye" by Paul Mottram / Bob Bradley, "On the Up by Terry Devine-King / Tom Peters / Gavin Harrison, "Heads Will Roll” Adam Drake / Tom Jenkins



Lipstick and Dirt episode 2 encounters in Arizona from Anna MacKinnon on Vimeo.





Friday, April 15, 2016

Episode One ~ meeting up in Sedona

EPISODE ONE was filmed between Sunday April 10th through to April 13th of 2016. This premier for the series opens explaining how Lipstick and Dirt was born and the introduction to the four hosts of the show: Kim Krause, Anna MacKinnon, Sharon Faith and Rosie Gabrielle. The action opens with Anna and Kim meeting up in Sedona for an afternoon of riding. We hadn't ridden together before so we exchanged some ideas about who is in charge of some things (like maps), how we ride, etc. Because Anna and Kim are two “take charge” personalities, it was interesting to see what netted out. We took the Schnebly Road in Sedona for an afternoon or riding and views. We stopped often to admire the red rocks. We stopped to get a map and a man named John came out to ask inane questions and make even more ridiculous comments to Kim, some of which I got on the video.

Lipstick and Dirt was conceived in December of 2015. Kim Krause and Anna MacKinnon put their heads together to come up with a closer look at women and motorcycling in today's world. Four hosts are involved in the production: Kim, Anna, Sharon Faith and Rosie Gabrielle. They are covering the globe via motorcycle sometimes together and sometimes on their own. They're meeting up with woman and men along the way that share the passion of motorcycles and their stories too. The relationship to others, to themselves and to the travel is what makes this show and these episodes piece together what unfolds to the best of our ability.

Special thanks to Jay Joo and Sena Technologies for the camera and communicator equipment used in these pieces. Thanks to Craig Maclaine, technical advisor/editor and we couldn't produce this episode without the generous support of our lodging hosts in Arizona: Mark Trippetti in Sedona, Paul and Sandy Berger in Scottsdale, Ludy and Barbara Kuttner in Hereford.


MUSIC from Audio Network : "Out West" by Terry Devine-King, "William Tell Overture", "Paste The Sky" by Paul Ressel, "Falling Snow" by Paul Mottram



Lipstick and Dirt episode 1 in Sedona from Anna MacKinnon on Vimeo.



Saturday, April 2, 2016

Meet the women ...


Kim Krause
Kim was born in California, and was drawn to a nomadic lifestyle early on. Her lifelong passion for dirt bikes, travel, horses, off road vehicles, art and sports have imbued her with the energy and thirst for adventure. She finds her serenity through the healing powers of riding a motorcycle – which is now a way of life. Kim was selected as one of a group of ten women from around the world to compete in South Africa for the first ever female GS TrophyCompetition with over 114 women applying. Her application video can be viewed here, she was the only American woman to be on this team.






Anna MacKinnon
Anna is from the Bay Area and has grown up mostly in California. She has been riding a motorcycle since the year 2000 when she gave up her car completely. She found her balance early in life with sports like horseback riding, surfing, skateboarding and bicycling. She lost track of how many visits to the emergency room she had before the age of 12. Adrenalin is the motivator and the camaraderie with finding others who “just say NO to fear”. She became aware of Kim and immediately befriended her in June of 2015 when she also applied for the GS Trophy, her video application can be seen here. She rides a BMW R1200GSA and has logged many miles in North America and Canada on solo expeditions. She is published in BMW ON magazine for some of her travels but most of her trips are expressed on her blog "it's all good".






Rosie Gabrielle
Rosie fell in love with two wheels when she embarked on a solo trip across Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. She rode 12,000 km across the 4 countries at a tender age of 19 by herself. Inspired by culture, photography and humanitarianism – her trip ignited a passion for traveling. A photographer by trade, she calls Canada home and her travel has brought her to 25 countries so far creating amazing adventures along the way. Getting to ride different motorcycles across the globe, witnessing the vast beauty of our world has been an incredible journey so far. To hear more about her trips, click here and follow her on her Facebook.





Sharon Faith
Sharon grew up in Oak Harbor, Washington but now calls Florida her home. She has been obsessed with motorcycles from an early age and started riding in 2008. Sharon's first motorcycle was a 2003 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 that she affectionately named “Anya”. Not knowing exactly what kind of riding she enjoyed, she ended up logging 25,000 miles on that bike and discovered that she is a long- distance, adventure-seeking motorcyclist. From this bike she then fell in love with a Suzuki V-Strom 650, which is the bike that she rides today and has put over 40,000 miles on it. Sharon has appeared in several magazines with her two-wheeled photography and has been interviewed about her travels. Her motorcycling resume includes riding bikes in Nicaragua, Australia, Canada, Peru and Mexico. Sharon has a video interview that can be seen here. She also puts her adventures up on her blog.