Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Touring Have a dream to ride a bike across your state, across the country, or around the world? Self-contained or fully supported? Trade ideas, adventures, and more in our bicycle touring forum.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-08-04, 02:26 PM   #1
mike_1630
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
For those young at heart

Im not sure where to begin first off, Im an indie-filmmaker gearing up to do a documentary on three bicyclist crossing the country. More importantly though, and more relevant to this forum, this film is a labor of love for me as a result of a 4,000 mile tour I did in 2001, I zigzagged my way east to west starting from Ann Arbor, MI and eventually, finishing in San Francisco, CA. It was trip that changed, not necessarily my day-to-day life, but my mindset about life. Every where I go, even today, four years later, there is a reminder in the back of my mind always reliving that powerful experience.

Anyways, Im getting side tracked - why am I writing this? Well, this film, currently referred to as: Project Pedal, is still in preproduction, the leave-date is set for May 29th, 2005 [which will mark the four year anniversary of my first xc-trip], and honestly, Im simply looking for support, for fellow bicyclist who might find not only the film itself interesting, but the story behind the film as well.

For me, the bike trip and the process of making a film, are essentially one in the same. Biting off more than you're sure you can chew. Setting out to accomplish something that scares you, something that might, in the end, better who you are. And help you, slowly but surely, realize you're potential to meet any overwhelming [seemingly unrealistic] goal you set for yourself... eventually.

So please, if you love bicycling, if you love touring, if youre one of the rare-breeds who loves to test the limits of the human heart [via bike & open road] then take a moment to visit Project Pedals website at: http://projectpedal.blogspot.com

Ps. If you are preparing for a xc bike trip around or shortly after the month of May, and are planning to ride a northern route, feel free to contact me I would be very interested in crossing paths and possibly interviewing you for the documentary.
mike_1630 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-04, 12:21 PM   #2
halfbiked
dangerous with tools
 
halfbiked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: minneapolis
Bikes: fat, long, single & fast
Posts: 4,502
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Mike-
my girlfriend and I are in the early planning stages for a 2005 tour. We'll head west from minneapolis. How far north we go & when we start are still under discussion. Route options include following rivers; head upstream on the mississippi then head west at the headwaters - possibly follow the red river north to canada, though its a pretty flat route with no westward progress; another option could be to zip southwest along the minnesota river, then jump over to the Missouri & follow that northwest. We'll depart no sooner than late May, possibly late June or July.
halfbiked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-04, 01:08 PM   #3
eurotrash666
Quadricepius Exquisitus
 
eurotrash666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Pfalzerwald
Bikes: christini awd, caondale bad boy ultra, 26" hardtail touring bike, KHS track
Posts: 517
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i should be on the western leg of the northern tier about august-ish... this will be my decompression tour- i haven't seen my america in four years, the last of which i've been in combat in iraq. if you're looking for someone who's got the camera presence of charles manson in a barbara walters interview
eurotrash666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:58 PM.