"An adventure is taking inappropriate equipment
to out-of-the-way places...."

A Journey to the YUKON TERRITORY on Motorcycles

...and the real adventure never starts until things start going wrong. And things went very, very wrong.

Notable elements of this 12,600 mile trip included earthquakes, drifting pea sized hail, record rainfall storms with tornadoes tossed in for spice, angry mother moose, a colleague abandoned with his totaled motorcycle at the Arctic Circle,  grizzlies gorging themselves on dandelions, herds of moose intent on outrunning us, dead caribou, live caribou, ice fog, Hyderization, random road encounters, roadhouse bands, beer and dining, black bears as numerous as house cats and more....

Three motorcycles left Chicago. Three weeks later, two of them eventually limped home. The rest of the story will be told March 29 at the Cigar Society.

The Lounge at Iwan Ries. Tuesday, March 29, 5:30-8:30pm

Bryan Whitehead has been a director at PricewaterhouseCoopers for twelve years. Before that, he worked at Ernst and Young in Chicago, and earlier for several firms in San Jose, where he was founder and CEO of a company that developed and marketed computerized automotive service systems. He has an MBA from DePaul University

About the Cigar Society of Chicago

ONE OF THE OLDEST AND greatest traditions of the city clubs of Chicago is the discussion of intellectual, social, legal, artistic, historical, scientific, musical, theatrical, and philosophical issues in the company of educated, bright, and appropriately provocative individuals, all under the beneficent influence of substantial amounts of tobacco and spirits.  The Cigar Society of Chicago embraces this tradition and extends it with its Informal Smokers, University Series lectures, and Cigar Society Dinners, in which cigars, and from time to time pipes and cigarettes, appear as an important component of our version of the classical symposium.  To be included in the Cigar Society's mailing list, write to the secretary at