This edition of FilmFestFriday showcases 4 videos that document people, and the machines, that have pushed the boundaries of what makes up, and what can be done with, a bicycle. Enjoy.
Although this grouping of videos slightly diverges from the literal theme of adventure, each video captures an important characteristic of the human spirit—the need to push boundaries. That’s what adventure is all about, right?
This video can make you kind of queazy, but is pretty amazing. This 14.5 foot megabike was built and ridden by Richie Trimble of Los Angeles, CA at the CicLAvia 2013 event.
Experiments in Speed
Some of you might have seen a this video posted on Facebook, but for those who didn’t it’s worth a watch.
Although we didn’t make it to Maya Pedal when moving through Guatemala, I had heard of the organization and was hoping to make a stop. They have made a name for themselves by creating useful machines with donated and discarded bicycles. Here is a great video showing some of their ‘bicimaquinas’. Make sure to turn on CC unless you are fluent in Spanish.
Izhar Cardboard Bike Project
In interesting look at the process of creating a bicycle from non-traditional materials.
Bonus Video: The Ligiron
Not bikes, but fast, unique and used to race downhill. I love this.
FilmFestFriday is a once a month video playlist based on a mood, genre or concept. There are a lot of great bike videos out there, so check back every third Friday. See more FilmFestFriday posts.