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Pedal the World (2015)

Young millennial German fueled by wanderlust and a lack of real world responsibilities travels the globe by bike, peddling across 22 countries and over 20,000 kms to find meaning in life. ... See full summary »

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Young millennial German fueled by wanderlust and a lack of real world responsibilities travels the globe by bike, peddling across 22 countries and over 20,000 kms to find meaning in life. Leverages power of social media and parental support to overcome obstacles. Written by Allen Walker

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Embarrassing and self-aggrandizing
1 January 2019 | by mikefallikSee all my reviews

There are so many things wrong with this documentary, and I'm glad to see many of the reviewers had the same feelings I did watching it. Where do I start?

First, I should say that as an adult I am privileged to be able to travel, though having grown up without that opportunity as a child it is something that I find tremendous joy and value in. Travel enlightening, deeply personal, and important.

Felix doesn't seem to understand any of that. The entire documentary is him on pavement. There is ZERO interaction with locals. Rarely doesn't he even partake in a local meal (everything he eats is boxed cereal or canned stew.) He sleeps in a tent on the side of the road. He doesn't visit any local historic sites. He doesn't listen to local music. He doesn't enjoy local festivals or go to any local museums. Nothing. Just him on pavement.

Secondly, the editing is atrocious. People show up to ride with him, and they are not introduced in any way. We know nothing about these people. And then, to make things worse, in the next show they're gone with no explanation. One shot they're alongside him, the next they're not. End of story.

Lastly, his route really makes little sense. Others have commented how he just seems to be going in circles in some parts. I'm thinking this might also be a consequence of the incompetent editing, but who knows.

I LOVE the idea of someone circling the globe on bike. Heck, I wish I could do it. But the beauty of being on a bike is how immersive it is. You are a PART of the local community. To separate yourself as much as Felix did takes skill, intention. It is shocking how much he intentionally avoids the locals.

Netflix should be ashamed of themselves for giving this doc a platform. I wish they'd get rights to Ewan McGregor's phenomenal docs Long Way Round and Long Way Down.


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