Finally, after more than a year in the making, the first edition of Glory Road is on the press. Complimentary copies are available at the Chester family of Harley-Davidson dealerships while supplies last.
To read the interactive edition online, click here. You can also download and print it.
Here's what we were planning to run as the cover:
But you won't see this cover when you pick up your copy of the magazine. You'll see a different cover, one that we hope you'll find more eye-catching than this one.
The best made plans of men, mice and the editor don't always work in real life. The idea was a fairly good one. Find a spot out in the middle of nowhere where the road runs on forever. Add some dramatic lighting. Maybe throw in a mesa or mountain in the distance. Put a guy on the Harley enjoying his ride. Not bad for a cover shot, you'd say, in theory.
On the right below is the image from a Motor Company ad that inspired the idea.
We obtained a new Road King from Chester's Harley-Davidson. Contributing editor Scott Himelhoch scouted a number of locations. Photographers Roy Timm and Carole Bozzato Timm selected a stretch of road south of Sedona, in Arizona's Red Rock Country. As the light began to fade, Scott rode the bike down that stretch of road almost two dozen times. Roy and Carole shot him low, they shot him high, to the left and to the right.
Well . . . try as they might, it just didn't work out as the kind of dynamic photo we'd like to present on the cover of the new magazine.
When you see the cover we did actually use, let us know how you like it.