"Greatest Mysteries - Sturgis" episode for the Travel Channel
Photos from shoot November 2013 Air Date - Tentatively August 2014
I got to play Addie Van Buren in this episode about motorcycling pioneers the Van Buren sisters who were the first women to cross North America on their own motorcycles in 1916 (before highways existed, before women could vote) to prove to the Army that women should be allowed to ride motorcycles for messenger work in WWI. For the shoot I rode a 1924 Indian Scout which I learned to operate on set! They were the first women to drive any motorized vehicles over Pike's Peak, got lost in the desert of Nevada, broke down everywhere, and got arrested/run out of towns frequently for wearing pants! Then they dipped into Mexico just to say they did info on the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame website. Pictured with my awesome co-star Tina Hardin. All color photos shot by the great crew with my cell phone. Left: The sisters as society ladies before they got motorcycles, below top: me and the real Addie, below middle: in our costumes while cameras are fitted to my bike for the day. Amazing experience!
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