Riding America Wild West
One of the most infamous regions in the America’s. Steeped in history, mythology and legend, the Wild West of today is a fascinating dichotomy of cultures and characters.
In this one hour special presenter Henry Cole sets off on a fifteen hundred mile journey from San Francisco heading North East through California, Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming and into the wilds of Yellowstone National Park then on to journey’s end in Billings Montana. His chosen chop is a monstrous Saxon Griffin with a paint job the devil would have been proud off and an exhaust note that deafens. This bike is in itself a challenge to ride with a huge 300mm rear tyre and a mind of its own. It’s the perfect steel horse to ride the uncompromising land of the Cowboy.
En route Henry embraces the diversity of attractions and loneliness of the roads. He encounters real cowboys, Ferrari racers, bike gangs, intense heat yet some of the greatest highways on earth. As well as the mind blowing ride through Yellowstone National Park the route includes the delights of the rolling fertile plains of Idaho, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe, the Deserts of Nevada and the isolation of the plains of Montana.
This ride embodies everything that riding in America is all about. The imagery is straight out of a western movie and the characters are as ever fascinating and hospitable. Join Henry Cole for an incredible ride into America’s motorcycling heartland.