This is a documentary about 17 old riders, average age in 81 years old. 8 of them have heart diseases, 2 of them were suffered from cancer and all have joint degeneration. And they made a remarkable round-the-island motocycle journey in Taiwan, and completed the impossible dream of finishing 1178 kilometer in 13 days.
When someone lived for more than 80 years, I believe they all have wonderful stories, no matter it is with full of sadness or happiness, or both of them. During the trip, the grandriders shared all their secret stories, and you can feel how much that meant to them, it is all beautiful and with full of love. One of the grandrider, he put his wife’s photos in the front of his motor cycle. Always clean it with care, surrounded it by fresh flowers. And the reason he joined this journey is because a promise to his wife: If I can still ride motorcycle when I am 80, I will still bring you to round-the-island! Even though, his wife can’t wait until that time, he still kept his promise, and bring her to join this meaningful journey.
This documentary is using an optimistic and cheerful approach to film the journey. Even a lot of sad thing has happened on those old riders, but the film didn’t exaggerate their pain and sorrow. They tried to focus on how happy and energetic that the old riders can be, and how they eager to fulfill their dream in this journey. For me, they are just like kids, they are simple, happy, kind and with lots of hope. This documentary really changed the perspective of people on old people, they are not only about sickness, old and pessimistic, but with passion, happiness and hope. What they need is just more care, love and support from everyone. They can do something that you and I can’t imagine and able to do too!!!
Cheerful and cute Chinese calligraphy teacher
The energetic 17 old riders
The sweet couple, and the lady is having cancer
The movie is still showing!! Please spare your time to watch it!!