PIC­TURE OF THE WEEK

Pranc­ing on ice

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week -

This is Aras Gi­bieža – and he’s clearly de­ranged. Seen here hoon­ing around frozen ponds of Bur­biškis Manor and Aukš­taitija Na­tional Park lakes in Lithua­nia, he’s rid­ing a highly mod­i­fied Kawasaki Ninja 636, and run­ning on home-made stud­ded ice tyres. If you want the proof that he was in to­tal con­trol – rather than be­ing cap­tured here mid crash – you can watch the video at mo­tor­cy­cle­news.com now. The film was pro­duced by Lat­vian crew Roby­works, and co-pro­ducer Giedrius Čenkus says this win­ter won­der­land spec­ta­cle was not straight­for­ward to cap­ture. “It took us four days to shoot,” said Čenkus. “We had very lim­ited day­light. It was -12ºc out­side and in some parts there was bro­ken ice and wa­ter on the sur­face. In the last scene, where Aras breaks up the ice, we had to use safety rope in case he dived too far un­der the ice and got lost. We could to drag him out with the rope.” Nuts.

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