The call of the mountain is even stronger during winter, when the snow breaks the tree-tops and the cold weather freezes
the bones. During this time, when most people put their bike to rest, an adventure between two Italian buddies began.
They aimed to search for the COLD VEIN, that vein which come back to pulsate in the winter wilderness.
This was an experience that brought Giorgio and Francesco to find more than what they were searching for.
A journey through their own limits, where what is important, is not the width of the tires but the extent of the horizons.

The video is dedicated to Walter Belli, a dear friend who had a bad injury during a DH session and who is still fighting every day with the wilderness alive in his heart.

Self filmed with a Canon 500D (2009), a GoPro HERO4 and a “no brand” alluminum tripod.
Aerial filming by APR Italia. Edited with Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.
Music: Ark Life – “Some Unheroic Hill”

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A huge thanks for those who continues to believe in our project:
Adidas Eyewear, Alpine Threadworks, Chromag, Endura, EVOC, Ferrino, Five Ten, Formula Brakes, Genesis Bikes, GSI Outdoors, Leisure Lakes Bikes, Porcelain Rocket, Rode, Rycote, SOG Knives, Vittoria.


Featured on Votiv Earth on May 4th, 2015