although this is a video that is incredibly personal to me, i’ve recently realized the validity that this story has for innovative conceptions of motion. the movie follows the the story of my father and his cycling over the last couple of years of his life. through illness that first attacked his sacrum and eventually cost him a lung, through the rebuilding of his lower back with titanium rods and the task of learning to walk again, his body basically adapted itself to his bike. his love of cycling and his determination to stay in motion essentially allowed for his extended survival in the face of a disease whose treatment was predicted by doctors to leave him crippled and without the ability to walk.
of course i am biased, but this in some ways this stands as an exceptional example of an experiment of the body in motion. if you have an hour to watch, it’s a pretty incredibly story about a pretty incredible guy.