Junkan: Fixies from Tokyo to Osaka

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marcusYou know what's cooler than riding your fixed gear bike through Williamsburg? Riding it through rural Japan.In the summer of 2009, 13 cyclists from Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco took their fixies to the Land of the Rising Sun for an ambitious undertaking: A 350-mile tour from Tokyo to Osaka. Their goal (along with survival) was to experience a more intimate kind of travel and make a documentary of their adventure.Their forthcoming film, Tokyo to Osaka, will chronicle their seven-day journey, including the mechanical problems and injuries that tripped them up and the unexpected roadside barbeques and new friendships that made a cycling trip such a rewarding way to travel.Watch Junkan below, a short version of Tokyo to Osaka made especially for GOOD.Part 1:Part 2:LEARN MOREtokyo2osaka.com