The Other End of The Road

A W&W Cycles Wrecking Crew Harley motorcycle on the ice road
One of the top European Harley specialists is W&W Cycles, based in the old Michelin warehouse in Würzburg, Germany. These Bavarians have a real sense of adventure, and decided to ride a 1948 Panhead and a customized 2005-model Shovel up the ice road to Tuktoyaktuk, in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The result is a photo essay that makes Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s escapades look like a walk in the park. It’s not the first W&W adventure, either: in 1995, they crossed the Panamericana Gap to Colombia on Harleys, getting stuck in knee-deep mud. The following year they tackled the gravel roads from Buenos Aires down to Patagonia. But this most recent trip, taken in minus 35 degree temperatures, is something different. Fans of Ice Road Truckers, step this way. [Thanks to Studio Go photographer Josh Evans for the tip.]

  • Ritchard

    K, I am from Canada, and I ride in the cold. These dudes are WAY tougher than me

  • james

    oh my. those kind of photos give me too many ideas….