Not dead yet - The video Series

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Oisin, Mar 12, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Beelzabob

    Beelzabob Meep Meep

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,652
    Location:
    PNW
    Don't sell yourself short O. Playing to an empty room....????? IMHO, your thread is one of the best that's EVER been captured here.

    Thank you. :clap
  2. rgiroux

    rgiroux Invisible Man

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,480
    Location:
    Socal near the great 33

    WHole heartedly agree. I put together a 20min video one time. ONE time. my dog, the work involved! I cant imagine what you've gone thru, Oisin. But, the quality shows. And, the word will get out. Be patient.

    WHen you first posted your stories and your vids, I had just come back from my own mini-epic trip to Prudhoe and was still trying to get back to "civilization". Your reports kept pulling me away from adjusting, to the point when I showed a friend your video of everyone you met on that trip, she told me to "just go!". I should have.

    If you get a chance, it would be great to see that one again. Its the one I think made up of stills, set to music.
  3. Cloudhopper

    Cloudhopper Adventurer

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2011
    Oddometer:
    68
    Location:
    Dublin
    Empty room, bollix! :lol3

    A lot of people that I talked to think this is about the next best thing after LWR (and some think it's beyond).
    It's one of the most authentic and personal accounts of such a journey, a solo trip nonetheless(!), that exists in this quality of production. The missus and meself even watched a few episodes on the big telly one evening, wasn't anything better on.

    Thanks for sharing them :clap
  4. MeinMotorrad

    MeinMotorrad Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    Oddometer:
    2,766
    Location:
    UK for now.
    Maybe worth firing off a speculative email via http://longwayround.com/team.htm They have the know how and experience to see if what you've got has what it takes to make some money, professional editing, dvd production, all that sort of thing. Shy boys get nowt, so it's always worth a try :evil
  5. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2010
    Oddometer:
    4,568
    Location:
    Sandia Mountains New Mexico
    Ha! The emails, PM's and speculation of WTF! has been insane. Cheerful spirit in the midst of irksome tasks and weighty responsibilities thing.

    Jeez, I was freaking out.
  6. MeinMotorrad

    MeinMotorrad Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    Oddometer:
    2,766
    Location:
    UK for now.
    I see that this thread has had 30,000 page views. The Long Way Round Youtube site says 12,000 video views. So...........
  7. Eddieb

    Eddieb www.AdventureRidingNZ.co.nz

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,042
    Location:
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    He appears to have cancelled his Facebook profile as well. It was active a few days ago and it now appears to have been removed.
  8. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2006
    Oddometer:
    796
    Location:
    County Kildare, Ireland
    Facebook is the devils work anyway.
  9. Ganjora

    Ganjora class A bollockser

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    Oddometer:
    151
    Location:
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    thanks for putting them back up Oisin.
    followed the original RR, and enjoyed it, but the videos are outstanding.
  10. Bendernz

    Bendernz Torrential

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2009
    Oddometer:
    567
    Location:
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Yeah thanks Oisin. If the room looked empty, it means my diet is working. I'm up to Mongolia so don't pull the pin just yet please.
  11. grahamspc

    grahamspc Smitty

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2009
    Oddometer:
    244
    Location:
    S.E. PA
    Morrrrrning...was very concerned...finished watching entire series...and was going over various episodes a second time...and wham-gone...would like to get series on DVD if possible....welcome back...we missed ya.
  12. young1

    young1 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2007
    Oddometer:
    947
    Location:
    Taranaki New Zealand
    They are back :-)
  13. grahamspc

    grahamspc Smitty

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2009
    Oddometer:
    244
    Location:
    S.E. PA
    Oisin...can both publications be purchased in book form??..found Roaming in paperback but not "Not Dead Yet"??...are you back in Ireland or roaming??
  14. syzygy9

    syzygy9 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2011
    Oddometer:
    348
    Location:
    Perth, Australia
    sure can . . .

    [​IMG]

    Actually I had bought both books for holiday reading (Bali, 2012) and sort of decided then that on an upcoming trip through central Australia I would take photos of myself reading these books at iconic Australian outback locations and email them to Oisin as a gesture of appreciation. However, like all good motorcycle travelers, I was carrying way too much stuff and ended mailing stuff back home.

    Sorry Oisin, both your fairly large and heavy books were the first to make the ignominious trip back home (Perth, Australia) on the mail truck! In my defense, 5000 kms of sandy dirt tracks and roads on an overladen KTM 990 called for desperate measures.

    I bought both books from lulu.com, very entertaining and educational reads, highly recommended.
  15. dnorton

    dnorton Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Oddometer:
    86
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Thanks for putting the videos back. :clap

    I just watched #31. Interesting to hear your perspective on Montana and Wyoming scenery. I grew up there and to me it's ho-hum. Not that I don't appreciate it, it's just normal.

    2 years ago I went to Ireland on holiday and thought the scenery was bleeping amazing. Just couldn't fathom the manual labor that went into building all those rock walls. My dinning room has a wall dedicated to photographs from Ireland. Not a single one from the "mountain states".

    It's all a matter of perspective.
  16. willys

    willys Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2006
    Oddometer:
    2,937
    OK the big question is.......is there any other video ride reports that come any where near the quality of Oisin's excellent R/R???

    I would like to get someone's opinion on what to search for.....I know nothing will touch these videos but there has to be something worth watching.....I need a fix.......I'm contemplating downloading all of the series so I can rewatch them all just in case it goes down again one day......heaven forbid!:eek1:cry
  17. nick949eldo

    nick949eldo Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,394
    Location:
    Inverary, Ontario, Canada
    Some people out there - I'm not saying who, may have downloaded them to watch later, skewing the stats......
  18. ShaneBaby

    ShaneBaby Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2012
    Oddometer:
    175
    Location:
    Brisbane
    I loved your videos and insight ya bloody plonker!:freaky how on earth can you think you're playing to an empty room with all the support here?

    You need a swift kick up yur Irish backside laddy as a reminder of how bloody awesome what you are doing is! You are a fucken legend in my book mate

    Carry on doing what you do
  19. Cloudhopper

    Cloudhopper Adventurer

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2011
    Oddometer:
    68
    Location:
    Dublin
    Well if someone was to do that, at least have the courtesy to run the video for the duration of the download. YT should count the view after 5 seconds into the video. Should being the operative word here. Youtubers like views, just sayin'.
  20. rgiroux

    rgiroux Invisible Man

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,480
    Location:
    Socal near the great 33
    yeah, that! :lol3
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.