Adirondacks ADK Motorcycle Travel Pictures Photographer and Author
Michael ONeill Photographer Writer Motorcyclist Adventurer
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Adirondacks ADK Motorcycle Travel Pictures Photographer and Author

"The 70 mile ride between Tupper Lake and Warrensburg was enjoyable. I knew it would be: I’ve made that run dozens of times in the past. It’s probably the only stretch of road remaining in New York where one can roll 70 continuous miles without encountering a traffic light or a stop sign. I did have to stop and wait at a construction zone for a few minutes while traffic was being alternately run in a single direction, but was more than rewarded by the perfect fresh asphalt surface that had been laid down over the next 20 miles or so. Maybe I enjoyed that stretch of impeccable road a little too much and might have even traversed it slightly above the posted legal speed limit. Who’s to say at this point? At least it was concrete (pun intended) evidence of some of our infrastructure tax dollars finally being properly applied where they belong. All too soon I will be back on Long Island, The Pothole Capital of the World, where bikers risk their lives everyday while ineffective, corrupt politicians laugh and squander our hard-earned tax dollars away on "priorities" other than infrastructure."

-Excerpt from "Road Work: Images and Insights of a Modern Day Explorer"

The excerpt above is from my Amazon #1 best selling road travel book which is available in paperback and Kindle versions on Amazon as well as on Apple Books; and the image you are viewing here was taken during the 70 mile ride described above. If you love motorcycle travelogues give this one a read. As the author I may be just a little bit biased, but I happen to think it’s a great one. The Adirondack Mountains of New York are probably some of my favorite destinations for a motorcycle touring and travel road trip. I’ve been riding up there a number of times every single year for more than a quarter of a century. I am intimately familiar with all of the extraordinary roads that are carved through this mountain range and have developed wonderful, long-lasting friendships with many people native to the region. My first introduction to The Adirondacks (seen as ADK on those cute little oval-shaped bumper stickers adorning the backs of cars and adventure motorcycles) was in the town of Tupper Lake, NY; a community located some 70 miles north and west of the tourist hub of Lake George, NY. This particular photograph was taken on NY Route 30 between Tupper Lake and Long Lake…a long straight stretch of mountain road that is quite easy to find yourself exceeding the posted speed limit on…especially when you’re riding a bike like this one. This picture was captured using a Nikon mirrorless camera and a Nikkor zoom lens which I carry everywhere in the top case of my BMW motorcycle. The digital image was processed in Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop software on my Apple MacBook Pro laptop computer, which also travels everywhere with me. As a photographer, author, writer and adventurer I am blessed to travel the United States and Canada in the saddle of my motorcycle. My photographic images and written words have graced the pages of many magazines and online resources in the photographic, motorcycle, motorsports, travel and hospitality industries. The images you see here on my web site are just a small taste of my extensive stock photography library (all of which is available for sale or lease) and I am available to discuss and undertake any creative project assignment that you may have in mind…preferably ones that can be accessed on two wheels. I’ll use any excuse to ride, you know.