One of these movies is Mad Max. I love Mad Max, but I love the Road Warrior (Mad Max 2) even better. I doubt I'm alone on that one. Beyond Thunderdome is... the third one, but the Road Warrior is where it's at. It's the one that really makes you wonder how you'd survive in the world of the Wasteland. I doubt I'd do very well, but that's not the point. I hate to admit that I haven't seen the fourth one, but I do own it, and as soon as I can borrow a decent home theatre space, I'll watch the crap out of that. I'm thinking (based on what I've seen and heard) probably better than the first, but not better than the second. We'll see.
Last weekend, I took the opportunity to tag along on a Mad Max themed motorcycle ride. I was a bit hesitant when i arrived because I had no motorcycle or suitable attire, but I wanted to experience it and capture it in my photography. After hanging around the starting point and taking some cool shots, I asked the leader of the pack if it was cool that I tag along. I knew he was also gifted with the photogenic eye, so I figured he'd be cool. For as foreboding, ominous, and troublesome as they look, the people in this group couldn't have been nicer, and they were very generous and kind and totally ok with me not matching. I have ideas on how to fix that though.
|I had tried to keep my composure as he gave our itinerary. That was funny.|
|I was glad I wasn't the only car at the bike ride.|
|Traffic stops for these bamfs.|
|Clearing the roadway of any unwanted animals, debris, or people in our way.|
|Just too cool.|
|Nothin' goin' on here. Go about your business.|
|The family the rides together...|
|Chad: Mad Max fan, rider of 2/3 of his wheels, Death of a Salesman fan.|
|Unless they won't have me...|
|Who's gonna chase out the bus?!|
|He's probably thinking, "Keep dreamin'."|
(Photo credit: Caitlin Fogle)
(The rest are mine or movie footage)