Cycling Rybachy Peninsula (Film)
Cycling Rybachy Peninsula is a new short film that chronicles a summer bikepacking trip through Russia’s beautiful and remote Murmansk Oblast, a region that looks to offer incredible bikepacking opportunities. Watch it here, along with a handful of photos from filmmaker Andrey Serdyuk…
Cycling Rybachy Peninsula is an ambitious 24-minute film from Andrey Serdyuk and CYKLING (ЦУКЛИНГ) that documents a summer bikepacking journey through Russia’s isolated Murmansk Oblast. Perhaps it’s the film’s lack of dialogue or narration, or maybe my own feelings of restlessness during the COVID-19 pandemic, but letting the sights and sounds speak for themselves lends a particularly transportive quality to the film. There’s a richness to hearing the sounds of splashing through puddles, laughter, buzzing mosquitos, and howling wind, all interspersed with the soundtrack that makes Cycling Rybachy Peninsula unique. And of course it helps that it’s set in a beautiful and—for most of us—little known region that the filmmakers clearly have a lot of love for. Enjoy the film below, along with a small selection of screen grabs and lo-fi images shot on Andrey’s Lomo LC-A.
You might recognize Andrey or his Triton 27.5+ from our Reader’s Rig feature last fall. In case you missed it, check it out here.
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