Photography by Benoit Guerry for Guerry & Prat images
Wheels & Waves x Loser Machine from Douglas Guillot on Vimeo.
In Europe, the winter can seem unending, the time of year when we are consigned to dwell interminably in our garages, neon lights may be bright but they can never truly replicate sunlight...
But there is a cure, we have been planning an end of winter trip to the Basque country since last summer with our friend Fede at Loser Machine and Bixente, a ride for a Wheels and Waves 2013 reunion.
A band of brothers, 20 in all. However with the unpredictable seasonal conditions we are taking a gamble, but still we have ploughed through all conditions before and shall do again.
The ride is a total of 240km, and we are planning it for June, so it should be perfect riding : A combination of beautiful nature and a rare countryside found in these traditional lands, far from the polluted towns and cities that so many of us are forced to call home. Mountains are found in abundance as are the twists on the long empty stretches of road, which are themselves much like racing circuits, in short, a dreamlike wonderland. Anybody who loves bikes will get that longed for Endorphin rush and a heavenly bike connection.
L'hiver est long en Europe, la période ou nous restons calfeutrés dans nos garages parait interminable, les néons ne remplaceront jamais le soleil...
Nous avions cependant planifié à la fin de l'été dernier avec nôtre ami Fede de Loser Machine et Bixente, un ride au pays Basque à la fin de l'hiver, ayant pour but de faire un repérage pour Wheels & Waves 2013.
Nous avons réuni un groupe d'amis, une vingtaine au total, les conditions étant difficilement prévisibles en cette saison nous prenions un certain risque, nous avons rencontré à peu près tout ce que l'on peut imaginer en matière de météo.
le ride de 240Km que nous allons vous proposer en Juin est quasiment parfait à mes yeux, beaucoup de nature, peu d'agglomérations,de la montagne, des virages par milliers, des route côtières semblables à un circuit, bref un terrain de jeu sensationnel ou chacun trouvera l'endorphine vitale, la justification même de la moto.
We would like to thank, everyone who participed to this "epic" ride and of course Doug for the cool movie and Fede for his support
Shot & Edited by Douglas Guillot
Produced by Greendog Distribution
Music by Yussuf Jerusalem (bornbadrecords.net/artists/yussuf-jerusalem/)
Photography by Benoit Guerry (guerrypratimages.com/home.html)
additional film shots by Juan Lagarrigue (jromero.fr) & Sarah Arnould(saraharnould.tumblr.com)
Graphic Design by Steven Burke (stevenburke.blogspot.fr)
Support by Loser Machine (losermachine.com)
Winter isn't over yet: I can see the proof as I look out of the window....So, while we wait, here's some suggestions for some new magazines available now on our STORE
A new discovery, or to add to your collection, here's issue number 4 of Moto Heroes. These 180 pages on modern man cover everything to do with the world of the moto and lifestyle. Good quality paper, good design: they talk about the fundamentals: men and design, that's to say their machines. We're proud to present this edition before it comes out in the shops. Written in French
Next issue number 3 of Cast Iron. For a long time Laurent Bagnard has introduced rock and Greasy Culture into the Custom world in all its forms, and he gives us a wonderful personal piece, each time more like a book than a magazine. This immaculately designed work includes a DVD multizone, adding sound to image: don't miss it. In French and English.
Finally, a little bit late, but as exciting as always, Dice no48: Matt and Dean, always ready to allow us to live the adventures of an underground world from our armchairs. Written in Texan translated from Cockney.