The life lessons that Christopher McCandless learns in Sean Penn's classical masterpiece "Into The Wild" is probably a bit too philosophical to be applicable on today's mountain bike community, but it is undoubtedly a good film title and it serves as a perfect layup for me to rant about what really matters when it comes to bikes. And ye, I found some sweet tunes with the same name so it all made sense to me. Let's put it this way
: Don't give your entire $24.000 savings account to charity, abandon all your possessions and hitchhike to Alaska without telling anyone, but for the love of God, don't waste all of your precious time fighting over wheel-sizes, strange marketing moves or economic materialism. Make sure most of it is time well spent: on your bike, in the wild. Take a chill pill and go for a ride, it doesn't have to be more complicated than that. And remember; happiness is only real when shared!
Produced & Edited by: Jon Bokrantz
Riders: Jon Bokrantz, Manfred Kronbrink
Photos by: Johan Gustavsson
Music: Johnossi - Into The Wild
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killer video regardless, soo much style
On a serious note the two bikes were both 26" (I believe) - watching them cycle off the wheel sizes are the same...
...looking forward to see more of that
26" vs. 29"er - after seeing 15sec of the riding you will forget about that :-)
"26" vs. 29"er - after seeing 15sec of the riding you will forget about that :-)"
Hell Yeah! So true!
Don't get me wrong but this movie (and book as well) was a quite life-changing thing for me and I'm really sentimental about it. And I'm really disappointed. I thought this video would be more ambitious, more epic like Chris McCandless life...
BTW. You used "Into The Wild" as a title, backstory and all and You didn't use Eddie Vedder's song in your video?!! C'mon....