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  • Short Summary

    Footage of motorcyclist attempting to ride up steep hill.

  • Description

    Riding motorcycles up steep hill. Canada.

    Group of motorcycle enthusiasts in Canada riding motorcycles or dirt bikes in a cleared part of a hollow in the middle of a forest. They each ride a short distance down a slope into the hollow to get some momentum; then up the other side; a long steep; bumpy hill. Shots from nearly every possible angle: bikes starting down small slope; bikes approaching; coming up hill; shots from below of bikes heading away up the hill; bikes going up hill & disappearing over top; shots from top of hill looking down at bikes coming up; shots of bikes appearing over hilltop; shots from the side of bikes zooming up the hill. Some of the bikes bounce up; sending clumps of dirt flying.

    Others struggle to make it all the way; & sometimes they don't; every time a motorcycle tips over or runs out of energy; some other guys run over to help move it out of the way. There are c. 50 young men present; not all riding at the same time; some watch from top of hill or sit on hillside watching bikes go past; others are gathered around the starting point. Recreation; fun. (Riding motorcycles up hills seems to have been a popular sport; judging from the Pathe collection. This is the best of these stories I have seen so far.)

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:00:00 / 01:23:06:00
    ON 301 E

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