Over the past 6 months, I have had the privilege of getting to know some of the warmest and most authentic bikepackers on earth, Sam Rice and Bec Norman. Together Sam and Bec have bikepacked some fantastic parts of the world including Sardinia and New Zealand. From the outside, they have that thing that many of us deeply crave-the ability to go where you want, when you want, and to do it all by bike. The ride that never stops. Their story is better than fiction. After knowing Sam for only a few weeks and without much riding experience, Bec agreed to join him on bike adventures around the world and never looked back. Fantastic.
When I first met them, Sam and Bec were packing up to leave Australia for a trip through Thailand. Even though I haven't biked in Thailand, I have spent a lot of time there and knew about the tough pushes that lay ahead of them. As I spoke to them more and more, I was lucky to hear about their travels and experiences in real-time.
The video was produced with Sam and Bec's friends First Person Content who not only brought some world-class cinematography to the film they also managed to capture who Sam and Bec are as people: genuine, warm, and full of life. Personally, I loved the film for the appearance of some unexpected themes like alcohol awareness and mindfulness: two topics that mean a great deal to me. This film is so much more than bikepacking porn...it's human.