The first 'eco-buddy road movie'
Follow us as we pre-purchase two 1980s bikes - sight unseen from Craigs list, and we ride them West to East learning how to build sustainable homes for less than $1000.
Both our bikes have been pre-purchased, site unseen. Although this is purely to save on time, it is also half the fun really. We have done this before through Craigslist and through Ebay and so far, touch wood and cross fingers and toes, we have not had any problems.
Bikes, by their very nature impose less of an impact on the environment. They use less fuel and in turn produce less emissions. They also represent freedom, a significant message of the documentary we are shooting.
But if we are honest, we just love riding motorbikes and believe it to be the most appropriate (and most exhilarating) vehicle for a road trip. Jon once likened biking through Death Valley to riding through the fiery breath of a dragon. Now for many, that might not seem like an experience to replicate – but travelling by motorbike lets you feel and connect with the environment as you are passing through. The purpose of a car is to insulate you from that environment but bikes allow you to be connected with your natural surroundings and that is of absolute importance. We want to experience the land we are passing through.
After nearly two decades of road trips it is about time we made a film about one of them and that is really the purpose of this project. So, calling all bike loving, road tripping, eco conscious individuals come along for the ride and live vicariously through this interactive road trip adventure. We promise that there will be something in this for all of you.