STORIES OF BIKE: ANSWERS (2014)
Run Time: 6:43
Director: Cam Elkins
This whole thing started, as most personal projects start I suppose, out of frustration. Back in 2012, I had just seen two fantastic short films “Solus” by Lossa Engineering and “Chabott Engineering (Shinya Kimura)” by Henrik Hansen and was simultaneously blown away how well these films were made and frustrated that there weren’t more like them.
Soon after, I found the occasional short bike film. But they tended to be much the same. About a builder, working with his hands and why he or she builds and rides the bikes they do. I could never find a video that went further back than that. I wanted to hear their story that got them there. – Cam Elkins
For Jonathan, the undertaking of a solo world trip on a motorcycle was never meant to be conventional.
For his journey he chose the same make and model that his Grandfather rode; a 45 year old Redditch-built Royal Enfield Bullet 350. It may not be the most appropriate or reliable of bikes to take on such a trip. It might break down, it might struggle on some of the terrains it’ll cross, it might not be the safest way to travel.
In fact, Jonathan is counting on it so that he might travel a little slower, get to know the people he’ll meet on the way a little better and discover some answers that he’s been searching for.
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