Last year we took on two epic adventures with Triumph and Icon. Armed with a pair of Triumph Tiger 800XCs and some key sponsorship, we raced off-road from nearly one end of North America to the other. The first of those two adventures was the NORRA Mexican 1000. The second was the Alcan 5000, where we trekked from the Northwestern corner of the USA, into Canada, into the Arctic Circle and back into Alaska to finish in Anchorage. These were two epic adventures that the crew from ICON Raiden captured and turned into two killer short films. We showed both of these shorts at the Motoworks Film Festival, and the first of these two films debuted online a few weeks before that.
Today it’s our pleasure to share the second of those two finished films, Lords of the Atlas — Alcan 5000.
The adventure we had in Alaska was an incredible contrast to the heat, dust and mechanical challenges we saw in Mexico. The result was a very different kind of adventure, and that’s made for a very different kind of film. That’s the fun part though. These were two very different events, and you can see that in these two very different, albeit related short films from ICON.
Yet there’s still only so much you can cram into 20 minutes. Thankfully, that’s what BEHIND THE MOTO is for. Read between the lines with our coverage from last year:
Ripping up the Dunes at Rally School
Johnny’s Going Trans-Continental Off-Road Racing on a Tiger 800
Triumph, Icon and others sponsoring our Tiger 800s
The Motoworks / Icon Raiden Baja Tiger 800XCs Officially Revealed
Mexican 1000: First Three Days Done
Mexican 1000 Update: Successful Finish!
Johnny and Icon Sum Up This Year’s Mexican 1000
For those seeing this for the first time, here’s the first film as well: