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Friday, February 16, 2007

Video & Interview - Bicycling The Bolivian Andes

by Larry Lagarde

If you've ever wondered what it would be like spending 14 weeks crossing the high Bolivian Andes and northwestern Argentina by bicycle, take a look at this movie trailer for the 76 minute documentary "Andes Bicycle Expedition: A Crossing of the Bolivian Altiplano." Shot by the cyclists portrayed in the film (Kathleen Mullin and Yannick Daoudi), the trailer gives a glimpse of the stark terrain and challenges the riders encountered on their bike trip.

I learned of this bike trip documentary while reading about the films being shown at the 2007 Vancouver International Mountain Film Fest. Taking place now through February 24th, the festival features amateur and Canadian films relating to mountain climbing and other extreme sports.

After I viewed the trailer, I contacted the cyclists for a brief interview and Yannick Daoudi (the male cyclist featured in the movie) agreed. Once the interview is conducted, I'll be publishing it here at RideTHISbike.com.

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