27-May-2010 Press Launch with Robert Llewellyn from Claudio von Planta on Vimeo.
CLICK THE LINK ABOVE TO SEE SHORT VIDEO!!!!
This is the SRzero and crew... They converted a race car over to electric motors and batteries. The plan is to drive 200-300 miles a day then rest for 8 hours while the batteries are recharged. They started in Fairbanks, Alaska and are heading South along the Pan-American Highway to Argentina!!!
Did I mention I recognized the film maker, Claudio Von Planta, in the Anchorage BMW dealership. He was looking for a biker to help out with documenting the SRzero's adventure and I just happened to be available.
I'm going thru some crazy coincidences lately! I was watching LONG WAY ROUND (look it up on YouTube) while I was working in the Philippines. I decided to check out the BMW motorcycles when I got back to the US and bought the DVD's LONG WAY ROUND and LONG WAY DOWN and started daydreaming of biking/sailing south! I couldn't believe the timing of all this!!!! Watch tv show, buy the DVD's, buy the BMW, ride to Alaska and just happen to meet the film maker in the parking lot in Anchorage and offered the grand adventure!!! JUST CRAZY!!
Only one hiccup, I got a phone call from my work two hours before meeting Claudio. I had already agreed to work in Hawaii for a week, so I had to race 1800 miles in three days to reach Tacoma! I decided that riding over 600 miles a day is NOT FUN!! My arrsss was soooooo sore!
I can't wait to get back and get the bike ready for the many many miles to Argentina and back!