LOOKIN DOWN IS LOOKIN UP
A FILM BY EXTREMEKID PRODUCTIONS
"Imagine a route, plot it, visualise it, plan it...embark. In this film that’s what two mates did with an ambitious 5 day loop of central Canterbury including a seldomly biked crossing of the Main Divide at Harpers Pass. "
Sam Jones, Deane Parker and cameraman Dylan Gerschwitz from Extremekid Productions set off on a trip that had been discussed for years. The loop contained a buffet of trail types from station roads to historic pack tracks to the Te Araroa route to the groomed singletrack of Craigieburn Forest and finally the bitumen of highway 73.
The biggest challenge of the route was the rugged terrain leading up to and down off, Harper Pass. The team spent over a day pushing and carrying to get down into the temperate rain forest of the west side.
When you’ve pushed, pedaled and carried to the main divide through gale force winds and deep river crossings, Looking Down is Looking Up!