Video: Rebecca Rusch’s 1200-Mile Journey to Find Her Father

One of the more impressive looking adventure documentaries that has come our way in quite some time is called Blood Road. It follows mountain biker and endurance athlete Rebecca Rusch as she rides some 1200 miles (1931 km) along the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Vietnam in search of her father’s final resting place. He was a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War and was shot down back in 1973, never to be seen again. Now, more than 45 years later, she goes back to that country looking for her dad, and perhaps finding a bit of herself along the way.

In this video, Rebeca talks about that experience with National Geographic, sharing some of the experience. It is a good primer for the actually documentary itself, and will likely leave you wanting to see the whole thing. This was more than just a bike ride, it was an adventure of an entirely different kind.

Kraig Becker

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  1. Blood Road was shown here in GJ,CO at the Avalon Theater. Pretty well attended but a powerful message hidden throughout the entire documentary. This movie is so well done and a majority of the attendees stood around afterwards discussing their perspectives while processing. Amazing Movie, Unreal Clips, And Loaded Up With Facts From The Locals Who Were There In The Late 60's. Like WoW!!!

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