If we didn't have the photos, we wouldn't believe it ourselves.

Our cross country ride was a blur. Those 24 days felt like they took about two years. But now, with some distance, I find myself struggling to recollect the details. Good thing Drew took notes. One of the goals that ride was to create a book of the experience, documenting the undertaking and just what it meant to us. I was about halfway done with it before I decided to ride from Portland to Los Angeles (and make another book) and now here I am two years later, two books halfway written and thousands upon thousands of images to keep organized. The books will happen eventually, but neither would have been possible without the amazing photography from our friend & supporter James Kendi. He's been there for both rides, and the combination of his observational documentation and my from-the-saddle shots has set the tone for Leave It On The Road, and inspired a bunch of people to create their own events or just get out on their bikes.

Consider this page a semi-regularly updated gallery of my favorite stuff that I come across while putting together the books. And if you need an ace shooter, hire James.

The morning routine. Eat, get dressed, procrastinate on Instagram.

Somewhere in Ohio, testing out the drivetrain after a mid-day tweak.

Not even breakfast. Like, pre-breakfast.

#notabadplacetopee

 Somewhere near Elk Meadow. Sometime shortly before sunset.

Somewhere near Elk Meadow. Sometime shortly before sunset.

The endless punchy climbs along the NY / PA border.

 When you have a 35 degree day in late June, you find a dive bar with tater tots and a wood fired hearth.

When you have a 35 degree day in late June, you find a dive bar with tater tots and a wood fired hearth.

A long day that really only began with the sunset thunderstorm. We rode until 3am and it was not pretty.

I think we're lost (we were definitely lost).

 Not uncommon.

Not uncommon.

 Final bike check before rolling out on day one of the cross country ride.

Final bike check before rolling out on day one of the cross country ride.

Kadoka, SD.

Perfecting the team car donut handup.

This could be any one of seven midwestern states.

 Gold Coast, OR.

Gold Coast, OR.

The Skratch Labs sandwiches. Four of these every forty miles please.

Drew took a little break after the cross country ride.

#notabadplacetopee

Oregon Trail riding.

Climbing the Continental Divide.

After 175 miles.

Brahs.

Badlands, SD.

"Road Closed" is merely a suggestion.