This film by Ben Page of crossing Canada by bike in winter is sumptuous. It’s as adventurous as it gets. All the highs and lows and amazing stuff (and rescues) that go with any massive bike ride. But times ten because normal bike rides don’t go into Yukon Territory on a solo mission.
From Ben Page:
Self-shot and edited whilst cycling around the world, this short film charts my winter journey into the Canadian Arctic as I completed my bike ride up the American continent. Compelled by Jack London’s assertion, that ‘any man who is a man can travel alone’, I sought an adventure of perfect solitude. Yet, as I came to realise, the harsh truths of travelling in such a formidable environment were a long way from the romantic images I’d held of this land. The Frozen Road is an honest reflection on my solo trip; of the wonder, terror and frustration I experienced when riding through the unforgiving emptiness of one of the world’s ‘last great wildernesses’.
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