The Sub-24 Hour Bikepacking Movie Challenge (video)
Our friend Mikkel decided to head out on a sub-24 hour overnighter from his home in Norway. However, this was no ordinary overnighter. Instead, Mikkel added in the challenge of producing and publishing a movie from the trip within that same 24-hour span. Watch the result here.
Words by Mikkel Soya Bølstad from YouTube entry
There’s no denying, I love the short, local overnighters, regardless whether you call them S24Os (Sub-24 Hour Overnighter), as Grant Petersen from Rivendell Bicycle Works, or microadventures, as round the world bicycle adventurer Alastair Humphreys call them. Short enough to squeeze in between weekdays, long enough to give you that much needed pause from whatever your everyday may look like. A brief moment to remind yourselves about what really matters in life. Enjoy them alone, or with a handful of friends. Ride off in the evening and be back in time for work or school or whatever may be waiting for you in the morning, your shoulders a little less tense than when you rode off the evening before. And if you’re not the most experienced bikepacker out there, these short trips are the perfect opportunity to try out gear and new skills.
“The joy of simple living. Embracing a day, where everything you do has its own inbuilt meaning and purpose.”
Filmed with Fujifilm XT3, the Fujifilm XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ and the Fujifilm XF35 f1.4. Audio from Røde VideoMic NTG. Edited in Lumafusion.
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