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ABC Documentary that will probably expire soon
He started off on a bicycle but ended up walking with something like no food for 30 days and no water for 12.
When interviewed after the ordeal he says that if he would do it again he would take a shovel, a camel and a gps.
(The ABC also has "Salt" the docu up as well
a photographer in Lake eyre ... with a fat bike and a trailer ... for some more sort of australian desert themed ideas
(worth watching at least the first three minutes where he runs into his first mechanical issue after 1 km on the bike)
GO! RUN!! GAAAH!!!
"Salt" is, I thought, an interesting watch.
World traveller and artist, Murray Fredericks, an early adopter of Surly Pugsly/Carry Freedom Y-frame Trailer combo, has work well known in photography circles and I got to see "Salt" recently at my local camera club.
"SALT is the story of award winning and internationally renowned photo-artist, Murray Fredericks on his annual solo pilgrimage to the heart of Lake Eyre in the remote north corner of South Australia. It is a piece on the personal journey of the artist, the creative process and the landscape itself.
Alone on the most featureless landscape on earth, Murray’s personal video diary captures the beauty of this bleak, empty and desolate environment – and provides the catalyst for an unexpected personal transformation.
Told with subtlety, care and gentle, dry humour, SALT is the story of what emanates from emptiness. By combining the breathtaking imagery of this surreal landscape with the hauntingly delicate sounds of Aajinta’s Harmonic Spheres, it attempts to identify what lies beneath the surface of our reality and how 'something' can be produced from 'nothing'.
Cameras on Lake Eyre
SALT interweaves Murray’s sublime pictures, with innovative time-lapse sequences, and illuminating and exposing video diary excerpts. Stripped back to its essentials, Murray’s emotional and mind altering rollercoaster ride is told through a fusion of personally reflective sound bytes and satellite phone conversations with his wife and family at home in Sydney.
Totally isolated, with only the horizon line as his reference point, and thoughts as his only companion, Murray is forced to overcome the environmental elements of rain, mud plains, lightning, equipment failure and the ever intrusive salt. The resulting photographs are not just sublime pictures of a remote and surreal location – they are still points that punctuate a journey of the mind and spirit."
Surly Ogre, Carry Freedom Y-frame Trailer, Extrawheel trailer.
It's on youtube
Masi Speciale CX 2008 - Brooks B17 special saddle, Garmin Edge 810
This was replayed on the ABC just the night before last
Riding bikes in traffic - what seems dangerous is usually safe; what seems safe is often more dangerous.
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