Pro mountain biker Andrew Whiteford and adventure photographer Jay Goodrich flew into Thailand to shoot some ‘action’ footage for USA’s Dirt Rag magazine. It was a 6-day adventure led by guide Khun Win and supported by driver Khun Sak through North Thailand’s tropical jungle.
Thailand is so different from our home town Jackson, Wyoming – it will be experience that will be difficult to forget!” says Jay Goodrich.
Sunny happy-go-lucky Andrew was always cheerful despite professing “Jay made me work seriously hard out there. There were big point-to-point distances and I was going backwards-and-forwards like a caffeinated hamster to get the awesome shot”.
And they certainly got there in the end! Jay is some photographer. Even though I only spend a few hours I could tell he was always carefully calculating angles, shapes, contrast and colours to get his next big shot!
At the end of the trip they looked shattered but glowing with success. They had a great adventure but they were ready to go home to their respective families with lots of stories to tell; Andrew with stories of making friends with local kids and teaching them the “fist bump” and devouring a plate of battered bugs; Jay on the fantastic food (Khun Saks cooking) and all the great people he met.
Jay’s article will be published in Dirt Rag magazine at the beginning of next year, and Andrew is developing GoPro footage. We will keep you posted as to when it is out!
If you want to have a similar experience as Jay and Andrew book on our Tribal Trails of North Thailand Tour.
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