I want this to be the video you show the friends that ask, "You're doing WHAT this summer vacation!?"
Video of my 2013 vacation: a solo unsupported bicycle tour from Washington, DC to Pittsburgh via the C&O Towpath followed by the Great Allegheny Passage route. From Pittsburgh, I used google maps turn by turn navigation set to "bicycle routes" until Toronto. The video was shot and edited by me.
40 Day Dream - Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros
I do not own the rights to this music
(this video is not for profit and will not be monetized)
Shot with a Canon T4i and Sigma 30mm 1.4.
GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition using Protune.
Edited on Final Cut Pro x in conjunction with GoPro Cineform Studio.
Exported using Compressor.
In summer 2011, Outdoor Research athlete Kyle Dempster took off on his bike across Kyrgyzstan with a couple mostly-accurate maps, a trailer full of climbing gear, and a vocabulary of 10 Kyrgyz words. He spent two months pedaling and pushing the bike more than 1200 km on roads of variable states of neglect, wading through wild rivers, dealing with corrupt military checkpoint staff, and soloing a handful of unclimbed alpine rock and mixed routes. He recorded the journey, his camera his only partner, friend, and sometimes the only receiving end of his conversations for days at a time.
In 2013, Kyle’s self-shot footage of his journey in Kyrgyzstan made it to the desk of filmmakers Fitz Cahall and Austin Siadak, who were asked to look at the footage and see if there might be enough to chop together a 4-minute climbing film. They saw a lot more potential in it, and turned it into the 25-minute “The Road From Karakol,” which debuted at the 5Point Film Festival and took home the Best In Fest award.