Beautifully Shot, Beautiful Nature
The Youtube channel Stories of Bike shoots some of the most gorgeous videos of riders and their motorcycles. Instead of focusing on the machine specifically, like a lot of channels do, the videos focus on the actual story of the rider, where they ride, what they ride, and above all why they ride.
The guys over at RideApart alerted us to this particular video, and it’s just too beautiful not to share. Waterfall Way is in Australia. I’ve been to the country before, but I didn’t get to ride a bike there. If I ever have the chance to go back and ride, I’m definitely going to check out the area that Peter Dawson discusses in the video.
The ‘Roads We Ride’ series put together by Stories of Bike in conjunction with Transport for NSW is focused on rider safety. The video is a perfect example of the fact that motorcycle safety doesn’t have to be stuffy and boring. It’s often taught that way, and it’s a detriment to the riders. You can make a safety message interesting and even beautiful.
There are some good tips in here about riding safely on a challenging highway or country road. Dawson discusses the need to be aware at all times, consistently practicing your skills, and how sometimes it’s just smart to pull off, enjoy the scenery and let traffic congestion free up a bit before setting off again. If you want to see more of the series, head over to Stories of Bike. This is far from the last Roads We Ride video, though it was my favorite of the ones I watched.