Self portrait by Rich Waters
"The details about this photo may not be...a wild adventure - but it is a true story.
I went out to hit some of my favorite country roads just about an hour North of Pittsburgh, PA. I could see dark clouds ahead and five minutes into the ride it starting pouring down rain. It rained for about 30 minutes or so and I continued on my ride with confidence that I would be dry.
Years before this ride, I had a similar thing happen to me. I went out for a nice ride and got caught in a downpour.
Only I didn't have my Aerostich back then. My weatherproof riding gear failed and I was soaked! I swore that would never happen again.
I researched motorcycle riding gear and decided on an Aerostich Darien Jacket and a set of AD-1 pants. Once I received my new gear from Aerostich I was in love with it. Finally, I understood first hand why people were so proud to wear Aerostich!
The rain had stopped and the skies were clearing when I reached my favorite back roads. I stopped to take a few pictures and I removed my riding pants. When I got back on my bike, I looked in my mirror and could see the Aerostich logo (on my Darien Jacket). I smiled and thought back to that ride when my gear failed and how happy I now was to be dry. So, I got back off of my bike and grabbed my camera. Sounds crazy, but I wanted to have a picture of myself in my Aerostich."
Rich Waters, a photographer from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, is able to combine riding and working by using his motorcycle to find unique and interesting photo opportunities. Thanks for sharing your story Rich!