This story opens in downtown Los Angeles in the dark, early morning. It closes 24 hours later, again dark and at the same train station where it all began. What happens in between, a 300 mile journey to the US-Mexico border and back, is Hunt 7. It’s an experience best shared with the thoughts and feelings below of those strangers that became friends and hunters along the road.

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I was searching for a limit, we did not find it. Instead we found new friends, old ones, and moments that time will not erase from our memories. I love these people and these adventures that we are all willing to succumb to. - Josh Berry

I was searching for a limit, we did not find it. Instead we found new friends, old ones, and moments that time will not erase from our memories. I love these people and these adventures that we are all willing to succumb to. - Josh Berry

 
 
I expected it to suck, and it did. I didn't have the fitness I wanted going into it so I was surprised that I didn't fall apart sooner, so that was a nice surprise. - James Nord

I expected it to suck, and it did. I didn't have the fitness I wanted going into it so I was surprised that I didn't fall apart sooner, so that was a nice surprise. - James Nord

 
I think it's important for people to try hard things to prove they are possible, we should all push to find our limits, be that on a bike or the board room. What's the point of living if you don't find the edges of possibility? - James Nord

I think it's important for people to try hard things to prove they are possible, we should all push to find our limits, be that on a bike or the board room. What's the point of living if you don't find the edges of possibility? - James Nord

 
 
Cycling is more headspace than strength as well as endurance. Cycling isn't about one rider but the group. Cycling is about emotion. Cycling is about new roads, new friends and in many ways, a new family. - Dave Ambrose

Cycling is more headspace than strength as well as endurance. Cycling isn't about one rider but the group. Cycling is about emotion. Cycling is about new roads, new friends and in many ways, a new family. - Dave Ambrose

 
 
 
Mateship, practice, awareness, time and space. We have everything to gain from a crazy idea with friends. - Daniel Hutchinson

Mateship, practice, awareness, time and space. We have everything to gain from a crazy idea with friends. - Daniel Hutchinson

It was going to be the hardest thing I've ever done on a bike, let alone, ever. To say that every expectation was met would be an understatement. Multiply that by 100 and that's how it felt. Where I thought my body and endurance would go first (just given the sheer length and time on the saddle), it was my headspace that started to flutter first. - Dave Ambrose

It was going to be the hardest thing I've ever done on a bike, let alone, ever. To say that every expectation was met would be an understatement. Multiply that by 100 and that's how it felt. Where I thought my body and endurance would go first (just given the sheer length and time on the saddle), it was my headspace that started to flutter first. - Dave Ambrose

 
This kind of thing is the wrong place to start trying to understand your physical limits, those go out the window when you’ve been riding for eight hours and haven’t even reached the halfway point. This kind of ride is about cultivating an emotional depth you couldn’t have fathomed prior to riding a bicycle for 24 hours straight. - Zach Canning

This kind of thing is the wrong place to start trying to understand your physical limits, those go out the window when you’ve been riding for eight hours and haven’t even reached the halfway point. This kind of ride is about cultivating an emotional depth you couldn’t have fathomed prior to riding a bicycle for 24 hours straight. - Zach Canning

 
Once you do a seemingly impossible, crazy thing it leaves a moron shaped hole in your heart that only things like this can fill. So I am already ready for the next one. - James Nord

Once you do a seemingly impossible, crazy thing it leaves a moron shaped hole in your heart that only things like this can fill. So I am already ready for the next one. - James Nord

 
I had never been to the border so for me standing so close & seeing people on the other side doing normal people shit kind of shocked me. A family at the beach enjoying their day. I could see them through this fence but I couldn't talk to them or touch them. Maybe that's normal for some people but it was something to me. Its just another human over there. Looking at me as I was looking at them. - Dakota Watkins

I had never been to the border so for me standing so close & seeing people on the other side doing normal people shit kind of shocked me. A family at the beach enjoying their day. I could see them through this fence but I couldn't talk to them or touch them. Maybe that's normal for some people but it was something to me. Its just another human over there. Looking at me as I was looking at them. - Dakota Watkins

 
 
I was on edge with paranoia as we weaved through date night traffic in San Diego after The Incident regrouped. Heading into the darkness was daunting: what else could happen? - Daniel Hutchinson

I was on edge with paranoia as we weaved through date night traffic in San Diego after The Incident regrouped. Heading into the darkness was daunting: what else could happen? - Daniel Hutchinson

 
We stopped at a gas station closer to LA and were all looking very worked, someone was lying on the ground, nobody was drafting anymore. I was so worried somebody would bail. - Josh Berry

We stopped at a gas station closer to LA and were all looking very worked, someone was lying on the ground, nobody was drafting anymore. I was so worried somebody would bail. - Josh Berry

 
I was interested to be more fatigued than I’d ever been before. I did, but it was peaceful. Listening to the groans of my body instead of resisting them depended the connection with my body. I was present and appreciative of the time. - Daniel Hutchinson

I was interested to be more fatigued than I’d ever been before. I did, but it was peaceful. Listening to the groans of my body instead of resisting them depended the connection with my body. I was present and appreciative of the time. - Daniel Hutchinson

 
I leaned out the car window to give some of the boys a sticky bottle to help them up the last hill. Everyone gladly took me up on it except Sam. He just looked at me, shifted down two gears, stood up, and pushed past the car. I will always remember the look of sheer pain and determination on his face. - Zach Canning

I leaned out the car window to give some of the boys a sticky bottle to help them up the last hill. Everyone gladly took me up on it except Sam. He just looked at me, shifted down two gears, stood up, and pushed past the car. I will always remember the look of sheer pain and determination on his face. - Zach Canning

 
 
We were about 80 miles away from home and my tank was practically empty, so much so that the thought of pedaling each crank arm - the normal strokes I feel I can do in my sleep - was difficult work. I started to slow down and saw the pack in front of me pull away. The van pulled by my side, Zach was cheering on, trying to push me, but I was still struggling. I thought I was done. Couldn't go longer. Tapped out. However, and from the distance, I saw a few riders drop back. It was James and Daniel. They came back to help. James first, dropping back to me and started pulling me back into the main group. I wasn't focused on the surroundings but only his wheel. My tempo picked up and I was able to get into a better rhythm. James was hurting as well. He then passed me to Daniel, and Daniel did the same. One, two, one, two. That's all I kept thinking and these two guys came back to help, bringing me back to the group to keep going. - Dave Ambrose

We were about 80 miles away from home and my tank was practically empty, so much so that the thought of pedaling each crank arm - the normal strokes I feel I can do in my sleep - was difficult work. I started to slow down and saw the pack in front of me pull away. The van pulled by my side, Zach was cheering on, trying to push me, but I was still struggling. I thought I was done. Couldn't go longer. Tapped out. However, and from the distance, I saw a few riders drop back. It was James and Daniel. They came back to help. James first, dropping back to me and started pulling me back into the main group. I wasn't focused on the surroundings but only his wheel. My tempo picked up and I was able to get into a better rhythm. James was hurting as well. He then passed me to Daniel, and Daniel did the same. One, two, one, two. That's all I kept thinking and these two guys came back to help, bringing me back to the group to keep going. - Dave Ambrose

 
I was alone, drifting, floating through the road as lights above illuminated the darkness I strolled through. Euphoria in exhaustion took over. 20 hours in I was finally within myself as the lights passed and I pressed forward, Alone. - Josh Berry

I was alone, drifting, floating through the road as lights above illuminated the darkness I strolled through. Euphoria in exhaustion took over. 20 hours in I was finally within myself as the lights passed and I pressed forward, Alone. - Josh Berry

 
 
There was a moment when I was alone and it was misting softly, and the mist kind of just sat suspended in the air and it caught the light and diffused it, so you could actually just ride with the headlight off. So there I was, 240 miles into the ride, 1AM completely alone, in the dark. I am riding there on that road, in that dark night and I thought no matter how many thousands of other rides I do in my life, that this moment would stand out as completely unique. - James Nord

There was a moment when I was alone and it was misting softly, and the mist kind of just sat suspended in the air and it caught the light and diffused it, so you could actually just ride with the headlight off. So there I was, 240 miles into the ride, 1AM completely alone, in the dark. I am riding there on that road, in that dark night and I thought no matter how many thousands of other rides I do in my life, that this moment would stand out as completely unique. - James Nord

 
New roads, new friends and unforgettable memories. It's a ride I still talk about and will always share. - Dave Ambrose

New roads, new friends and unforgettable memories. It's a ride I still talk about and will always share. - Dave Ambrose

Photos by Zach Canning


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