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They are seekers, madmen and angels hell bent on riding across America on a bicycle in less than ten days. What began as the adventure of a lifetime is transformed in an instant when one of their comrades is killed in a head on collision. These voyagers thought it was their bodies that were being put to the test. But after the tragic accident, it is no longer their bodies that are at risk - it's their minds. The riders can only pray for deliverance as they pedal toward the Eastern Seaboard.Written by
Meandering yet crucial look at long distance cycling
Now I don't really want to take much away from this film. It is quite singular and one should definitely see it if the subject matter is interesting to your life. However, it is horribly edited. There are way too many parts in which music and ambiance is supposed to suffice. IT's a bit haphazard in its structure, it really needed a lot more editing.
Bicycling is possibly the most efficient way for a man to make his way across terrain. With the right bike and equipment it is easy to traverse great distances at very little effort. The main problem lies in the weight of the bikes and we have begun to transcend such problems. The thing about the bike that has always fascinated me is that it really pushes someone to their limits with minimal commitment. IT is the most organic vehicle that we have, and I honestly believe that if this was the only mode of transportation it would be such an interesting world.
And this documentary also addresses the problem of the lack of challenge and tribulation in our society. Or what Dabrowski called Positive Disintegration, or what NIetzsche said, "what does not kill me, makes me stronger."
Subtitles were needed during certain accented excerpts from the riders. Honestly the message at heart is challenge and aestheticism. It is quite noble and I must say it at least garners a 7/10 But I am a huge fan of bicycling so I have given it an 8!
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