ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > The perfect line and other riding myths
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-22-2008, 01:09 PM   #1
kneeslider OP
Studly Adventurer
 
kneeslider's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: The Back of Bork!
Oddometer: 722
Thumb The Long Way..Part Three

Biker stars Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman are going the Long Way again - for a third TV series.
They will be filmed riding from Cape Horn through South and Central America to California.
The show, to be called Long Way Up, is already pencilled in for 2009.
kneeslider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2008, 03:25 AM   #2
Kyler
Confused Hack Nut
 
Kyler's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: 51st State - Western MD
Oddometer: 2,574
Quote:
Originally Posted by kneeslider
Biker stars Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman are going the Long Way again - for a third TV series.
They will be filmed riding from Cape Horn through South and Central America to California.
The show, to be called Long Way Up, is already pencilled in for 2009.
I'd like to see them do one trip sans support crew
__________________
Ken => I'm a DAMN Rider (No rules, just ride!)
Happiness is a 3-wheel drift!
Member of the Maryland OHV Alliance
Kyler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2008, 03:41 AM   #3
klrobins
Gnarly Adventurer
 
klrobins's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Stoney Creek, ON
Oddometer: 136
Sounds like it should be called half way up??
__________________
Kristi from Canada
klrobins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2008, 08:22 AM   #4
sassage
Wanderer
 
sassage's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Kansas City
Oddometer: 156
I could care less about the support crew...I just want to go with as long as they pay for my portion
__________________
A witty saying proves nothing.

1994 Honda XR650L
2002 Honda VTX1800C/R/F
2000 Honda VTR1000F Superhawk
2000 Ducati 996
sassage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2008, 08:28 AM   #5
Daytona_Rider
You should be racing
 
Daytona_Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Oddometer: 1,099
I watched the Long Way Down and kinda liked it. I was sort of disappointed by the suport crew being THE story most of the time. The riding seemed to take a back seat this time (Unlike LWR). It didn't have the same adventurous feel to it somehow.

I'm still going to watch this new one and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't going to buy the LWD DVD's soon, but I hope they get back to the origonal feel...

Maybe with a lot less security concerns through S. America they will be able to stretch away from the support guys a bit.


Cheers
DR
__________________
CORIOLIS RACING
CORIOLIS RACING BLOG
AFM #993 Come out and support the sport of motorcyling; attend an AFM Race Weekend!

Death Valley Ride(s) Rock

Dennis Carner Memorial Ride

Death Valley Video

1991 Honda NC30 (Racing sweetness) #993
2007 R1200GS Adventure: King of the World IMHO
Daytona_Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2008, 02:54 PM   #6
rony05
Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Oddometer: 67
+1 .

i understand that in Africa was a lot security issue and that's why they went almost all the time together but as you mentioned it missed adventure style of first part. It wasn't bad but the first part is much better .




Quote:
Originally Posted by Daytona_Rider
I watched the Long Way Down and kinda liked it. I was sort of disappointed by the suport crew being THE story most of the time. The riding seemed to take a back seat this time (Unlike LWR). It didn't have the same adventurous feel to it somehow.

I'm still going to watch this new one and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't going to buy the LWD DVD's soon, but I hope they get back to the origonal feel...

Maybe with a lot less security concerns through S. America they will be able to stretch away from the support guys a bit.


Cheers
DR
rony05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2008, 02:58 PM   #7
Pete-ZZR1100
Adventurer
 
Pete-ZZR1100's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Sydney
Oddometer: 52
Another winge-fest from a pair of pratts....how many times will the Scott drop his ride this time?
__________________
http://mcssac.blogspot.com/
...the depth just varies!

Pete-ZZR1100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2008, 03:47 PM   #8
crazydrummerdude
Wacky Bongo Boy
 
crazydrummerdude's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: St Louis, MO
Oddometer: 7,435
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZX6R
Another winge-fest from a pair of pratts....how many times will the Scott drop his ride this time?
Somebody's jealous..

__________________

crazydrummerdude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2008, 04:21 PM   #9
SilkMoneyLove
Beastly Adventurer
 
SilkMoneyLove's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Minneapolis
Oddometer: 1,572
Laugh I'm stoked for it

I would rather watch them try and ride than anything on TV or from Hollywood.

Of course, I would rather watch a monkey try to ride a motorcycle than anything on TV or from Hollywood.

They are doing something that I'll never do. I don't have the desire to ride through many of the places that seem to fascinate them, so it is really nice for me to be able to watch it and have a few beers while it is -20 outside here in WI.

Think of the cost for those guys? They make millions per movie and they are putting that off to go for a ride. Awesome!

If you made a movie about your rides, I would probably watch it too. Winters are long here
SilkMoneyLove is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2008, 04:59 PM   #10
zooms01
Jesus is Lord
 
zooms01's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Oddometer: 9
Ewen's wife tagging along in Down really ruined it, hopefully that won't happen in up.
__________________
"But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ."

1 Corinthians 15:57






2004 DL1000
zooms01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2008, 07:14 PM   #11
Rick West
Function not Farkles
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Out West For Awhile
Oddometer: 1,222
Quote:
Originally Posted by SilkMoneyLove

Think of the cost for those guys? They make millions per movie and they are putting that off to go for a ride.

They don't make millions making movies, just the one does. The other one with the bad teeth was a "kitchen fixer" after he could not find anyone who would pay him to be an actor.

Without the made for tv reality adventure shows he made with his famous mate, he would still be scraping by installing sinks and painting cupboard doors for a living.
Rick West is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2008, 07:29 PM   #12
bahoyle
n00b
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Oddometer: 1
Good for them

I have heard a lot of complaining about the support crew but people need to remember that they are filming this. The support crew is mostly there to support the making of the movie and insurance reasons.

For someone like me that will never do rides like this, I am glad someone is filming it for me to watch.

Also, give them a break, they got LOTS of heart for this stuff. Don't think your way of riding is the only way.

Cheers

Brad
bahoyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2008, 08:49 PM   #13
Pete-ZZR1100
Adventurer
 
Pete-ZZR1100's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Sydney
Oddometer: 52
I'm not jealous at all. Good luck to them.

I simply take exception to people getting so much for nothing and then winging about it as badly as they do. Topping that off with self imposed time restrictions and winging about that too.

Long Way Round showed the TRUE challenge of what they did. Long Way down was for making money and so televisionised it was pathetic.

If you keep telling yourself NEVER, that is the result you will have. You may not be able to do the big long rides with vehicle support and have your bikes flown out for repairs as they do, but you can get out there and enjoy some smaller, equally challenging as far as rides are concerned in terrain and bloody well do something that suits you as an adventure.

LIFE is TOO SHORT...get out there and do it!....but each to their own I guess....
__________________
http://mcssac.blogspot.com/
...the depth just varies!

Pete-ZZR1100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2008, 04:58 AM   #14
gatling
Beastly Adventurer
 
gatling's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Oddometer: 2,139
How many hundreds of supporters will they have this time?
__________________
www.motofoto.cc
www.CaliforniaScooterCo.com/blog/
'06 KLR 650 (Red...the fast one...)
'10 California Scooter (my Baja Blaster!)
gatling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2008, 10:58 AM   #15
Statdawg
Do U feel lucky ?
 
Statdawg's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2005
Location: Close to NYC
Oddometer: 1,331
It will be interesting know how long it will take them to get through the Guatemalan Border.
Statdawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014