Obi-Wan and Thingy going Long way up

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Precis, Sep 26, 2019.

  1. BradventureRider

    BradventureRider Power to rip yer bloody arms off!!!

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  2. vagueout

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    Just looked at the link above reporting on our intrepid adventurers' progress ..... "a pace of roughly 100 miles a day".:snore
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  3. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    There are places in South And Central where that's a cracking pace - even without stopping to look at the amazing sights and sites along the way. It took us 3 days to do 300km on the South Yungas road in Bolivia: we think around 1000 corners and at least 29 mountain range ridges crossed with chasey dogs in countless villages, road collapses and two-way traffic; the far shorter, tamer North Yungas road is the (now bypassed) much-vaunted "Death Road". And the Apurimac Valley in Peru also took us most of 3 days to travel about 350km.
    To get 160km in a day on their cell-phone-bikes, including filming, Euwie and Thingy are not pissing about.
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    urbanoyster Been here awhile

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    Bummer, missed them!

    I am now curious whereabouts they travelled in Colombia. Anyone know?
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    “Charley said charging wasn’t too bad and they often charged from locals, even off-grid locals who had only generators.”
    Yep, clean & green!
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  12. nevgriff64

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    Out of curiosity - did anyone watch the first episode?
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  13. troy safari carpente

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    To be honest, I was never a fan... but I really do think that Ewan and Thingy "jumped the shark" with their electric Harley bike ride up South America scheme... The media, and general public never really jumped on board with this latest effort - unlike like their previous BMW promo-jaunts.

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  14. Nogoodnamesleft

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    I've seen the first 3 episodes.

    It’s a bit like they are trying to relive the first series with electric bikes to create some drama or unplanned magic perhaps.
    I’ll still watch it all, as it’s a show about motorbikes and will hopefully cover some good scenery.

    I enjoyed their previous other stuff as entertainment as well.
    I just view it as one of those “getaway” or “weekender” shows you see on tv, but done on motorbikes.
    With the budget they have, nothing can really go wrong unless one of them has an accident.

    I like what they do.
    They put a good, positive spin on motorcyclists in front of the media and those that don’t ride. :thumb
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  15. Happy Snapper

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    We signed up for Apple TV over the weekend and watched the first 3 episodes. (#4 will be released this Friday)

    I found it enjoyable and the 3 things that were take aways for me were:

    1. The Rivian trucks, I had no idea they had never actually built one.. all clay models till now. Charlie and Ewan got number 1 and number 2

    2. It will be a long time before electric ADV bikes are any good for long trips. Ewan says constantly the shortcoming is because of no charging facilities en route.... but if you were out in the scrub with a petrol bike with only 160k range.. you may have similar issues with refuelling. Plus lugging a giant diesel gen set around on a diesel truck is not exactly emissions free.

    3. No mention of Claudio's bike.. but a glimpse in one shot seems to show a conventional Harley. Both of the bespoke electric HDs have Pan America front ends (forks etc) on them.

    Still good to watch....
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  16. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    yep.
    Looked like a HD sporty to me.

    I couldn’t figure out why it wasn’t a tow bike, instead of the car window, when they were trying to reach the ferry.
    Looked like it was hidden in some of the drone shots but they made it obvious it was there in other shots.
    Maybe it will come to the rescue in a future episode.

    and yep, I though the vehicles were a bolder call than the electric bikes for the trip. :thumb
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    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    and on the subscribe to a provider.
    Amazon prime has some good content worth signing up for a month or two. $7 a month.
    Price of renting 1 movie on iTunes.
    Or free if you have amazon prime for shopping.

    Just a quick selection, as I don’t think you can see content without subscribing.
    Think or they used to have a free trial.

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  18. Russ

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    But you would have been all over it like a rash if they were riding orange bikes.
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  19. prestonpaul

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    If you watch Baldy’s interview with Charlie, he mentioned Claudio was on a HD Pan American.
    It’s worth a watch if you haven’t already.
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    I watched the first episode, it's ok I suppose. Might watch the rest when I get around to it.
    Glad I didn't pay for it though.