Some of the most beautiful landscapes don’t have roads leading to them. For those, you need adventure motorcycles. In this calendar, Alberto Lara and Naomi Tweddle provide spectacular views from Chile, Oregon, Colorado, and Peru. See below for the full press release.
The annual Adventure Motorcycle Calendar is back for 2017, celebrating more of the overland travels of globe trotting couple Alberto Lara and Naomi Tweddle. Exploring the world on today’s modern adventure motorcycles offers matchless opportunities to see some of the most spectacular corners of the globe. In this stunning calendar, photographers Alberto and Naomi have captured incredible vistas from mountaintops, desert floors, and coastal roadways—in Chile, Oregon, Colorado and Peru.
These remote destinations were all visited by adventure motorcycles, which are some of the most capable off-road vehicles in existence. Published by Octane Press and edited by Lee Klancher, this visually captivating large format calendar is sure to provide a full year of inspiration, whether you love motorcycles or travel to out-of-the-way places. The calendar is available for purchase direct at Octanepress.com, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk or wherever books are sold.
Subtitle: Travels with a globe trotting couple
Pages: 24 pages
Publisher: Octane Press
Publication Date. July 30, 2016
Product Dimensions: 17 × 11.375 × 1 in.
Retail Price: $15.99
Authors: Alberto Lara & Naomi Tweddle
About the Photographers
Born and raised in Peru, Alberto grew up in the perfect environment to become a tireless traveler. His dad worked in remote areas in the Peruvian Andes, in the mining industry, which required the family to regularly travel deep into the mountains. Exposed to the beauty and magic of Peru’s mountain regions, Alberto gained an appreciation for these areas at an early age. Alberto’s dad had his first motorcycle (Honda C50) when he was a teenager, and when Alberto turned 12, his dad bought him a 50cc scooter, which he rode until he was 17.
Alberto came to Canada at the age of 23 searching for new experiences and challenges. Five years later, he met Naomi, his partner in life. Through her, Alberto was reintroduced to the world of two wheels. Naomi also influenced his decision to get a motorcycle, but also taught him how to operate a proper motorbike. Photography was one of the hobbies he developed while in Canada. Combining his passion for traveling, the incomparable thrill he gets from riding motorcycles, and his sharp eye for photography was a spontaneous occurrence.
Naomi Tweddle was born in Victoria, Canada, and grew up in a small island community in the Southern Gulf Islands. She still calls Canada home, currently living in the beautiful province of British Columbia. From an early age, Naomi was exposed to motorcycles as her parents took her and her sister on bike trips aboard their ’78 Triumph Bonneville and ’73 Honda CB. She started riding motorcycles at the age of 16. When motorcycle adventure travel became a thing, Naomi was naturally drawn to the idea and it became a passion of hers. Naomi has documented her travels spanning over 100,000 kilometers and 12 countries through blogging and photography and continues to pursue travel opportunities riding motorcycles. She has curiosity for the unknown, for the challenge, and to see new places, both near and far from home. For her, there is something new lurking around every corner.
About the Editor
Lee Klancher’s career encompasses more than 20 years of publishing great stories. As an editor and publisher, he has overseen the development of some of the most-respected and best-selling books in the transportation niche. A prolific author and photographer, Lee has contributed words and images to more than 30 books as well as dozens of national magazines including Men’s Journal, Draft, and Motorcyclist.
A book junkie and an obsessive student of his craft, Lee has also taught writing and photography at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He is best known for photography of collectible farm tractors that appears in his books and calendars. He and his camera have climbed the Julian Alps, explored breweries on four continents, and ridden backcountry motorcycle routes in the Bolivian Amazon, the Australian Outback, and on the island of Hokkaido, Japan. Lee lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Joan as well as their lab mix, Boaz.