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Nov 13th 2020, 01:13 AM   #31
 liberpolly's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  Ducati Diavel, Aprilia Scarabeo
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Originally Posted by WarpShatner7
For two guys on an adventure bike trip, yeah, definitely.

For a tentpole Apple TV feature miniseries in which all the gear and most of the support for it is comped for promotion, it's dirt cheap. I'd be willing to bet that the overwhelmingly largest expense is whatever the lead performers are banking. Since there's not going to be ad revenue and nobody buys DVDs anymore, I'm guessing Apple just bought it outright, though they might also have a per-view residual type deal going as well.
There's literally nothing else to watch on AppleTV, so whatever they've paid for a watchable series, it's a bargain.
Nov 13th 2020, 12:11 PM   #32
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2016 R1, 1999 R1
Ted Lasso and Daily Show are very good.
Nov 14th 2020, 10:41 AM   #33
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2016 R1, 1999 R1
The series finale was yesterday. All in all an excellent series.

They summarized it very well and brought the focus to good people and the singular riding lifestyle. Dozens of riders on all types of bikes joined them in a group ride in LA. A moving feast.

My daughter watched the final few episodes and thought it was very cool. And her boyfriend wants to get a bike now. It may have an effect on the culture of Easy Rider or On Any Sunday.

Some quotes from the boys:

“When you’re on a bike, you’re in it. And you’re sort of connected to it and belong in it and you feel part of it, and your relationship to that landscape is much closer in a way. And I think people are automatically drawn to you. You’re in their environment. And people often feel sorry for you, because you are wet or super dusty. And because you’ve ridden there on your bike and you belong there more. You sort of deserve to be there more, in a weird way.“

“You don’t remember the easy days. You don’t. They all just blend into each other. The things you remember the rest of your life are the things that were difficult.”

“It’s just something you get through—the gnarly bits. And without them, maybe you wouldn’t have had such an amazing experience, you know.”

“I don’t enter into it thinking that it’s dangerous or risky. Just excited to do it. I mean I think there are inherent risks in riding a bike anyway. I won’t stop riding a bike because it is dangerous. I love it. And it’s part of who I am.”
Nov 15th 2020, 05:44 PM   #34
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  Jan 2016
  NW Oregon

I'll have to watch it again in a few months. There's a wistful quality of aging, of difficulties that shouldn't be (the wrong kind of risk in Northern Mexico, horrific and unreasonable, and the immense effort they took to overcome it), Boorman's physical vulnerability. The joy of Long Way Round felt far more innocent; being among the first to enter Mongolia by motorcycle via the then rarely-used Altai region border (these days it seems like there aren't three people on advrider.com who haven't done it while carrying a twelve-pack of Bud in their laps), the struggles through Siberia and the generous support of people who often have little enough of their own (ditto). Also, it paints a distinctive and separate picture of Latin America than we see from other sources, and I'm glad to see they still do the redeeming giveback of supporting UNICEF programs.

My only serious complaint is that they again slabbed the U.S. leg. There are no end of good motorcycle roads here; but twice now they've done it at the end and just opted for the quick, ass-aching route.
Nov 16th 2020, 05:35 PM   #35
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2016 R1, 1999 R1
I don’t remember much about the earlier movies. I liked Long Way Round the best, because it was a new thing and it was going through new lands. And, it was an even worse fiasco than Long Way Up.

I wondered about the bus. It seemed contrived. Why not just ride in the daytime? Instead, they sat for three days while the bus got built so they could ride the last 2,000 miles in the nighttime. I think someone liked the idea of tricked-out International Harvester buses and thought it would be fun to make their own for Charley and Ewan. Sort of like the Ken Kesey psychedelic bus Further from the 1960s.

I appreciated the fellows getting together again to take on the challenges of a new era, and with additional empathy and understanding (and vulnerability) with their age. They still were irrepressible, even though they had responsibilities and infirmities.

I do wish they would have shown a greater depth of their love of motorcycles. There is more in it for us riders than just preferring two wheeled transportation over four wheels.

You get a sense of it with Charley, who obsesses over orange bikes and desires bikes with soul. And, he can’t stop riding, even when it physically hurts and could permanently disable him. He is driven.
Nov 17th 2020, 11:04 AM   #36
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  Jan 2016
  NW Oregon

Huge fan of Long Way Round, even if it was only "really" Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Siberia. Well, and maybe Ukraine and some of the earlier Russian sections. I've lost count of the times I've watched it, but only those parts. Their support team was pretty hands-off and they broke some new ground. I'm amazed to find out at this late date that Ewan adopted a girl from that Mongolian orphanage, though I'm sure it was no secret to people who take an interest in celebrities.

Long Way Down was fun but too bitchy and "reality show"; and I get massively and monstrously bored with hearing from those two producers, especially the American guy who seemingly cannot speak a sentence whose subject isn't the word "I". It's nothing to do with actual motorcycling, so stop going on about stuff that belongs on the DVD extras, if anywhere. I liked him a little better in Long Way Up, you at least start to understand why someone would hire him.
Nov 19th 2020, 10:22 AM   #37
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  Jan 2016
  NW

After watching this I'm left with a few of questions.
What was the solution to the short range and charging problems that were in the first couple episodes? (They do say the warmer weather helped with range, but by how much? Where did the Rivians charge at?)
Is Mexico really so dangerous that you need to bus through it? (I wonder if time was a bigger issue than crime, the bus shaved 6 or 7 days off of the trip)
Oaxaca to the border is over 1300 miles and the bus drove straight through. Did the Rivian trucks drive all that, or were they put on a tow truck?
Why didnt Ewan introduce his new girlfriend? The woman who met him in Palm Springs was not his ex-wife Eve.

Its a shame they never shared how many super charge stations there are in the US, and how easy the same trip would have been in the States. There are several youtubers who document long trips in electric vehicles. drive for 2-3 hrs/super charge for 20-30 minutes and repeat.

Edited by Scribbles on Nov 19th 2020 at 01:12 PM
Nov 20th 2020, 05:53 PM   #38
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  Ducati Diavel, Aprilia Scarabeo
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scribbles
After watching this I'm left with a few of questions.
What was the solution to the short range and charging problems that were in the first couple episodes? (They do say the warmer weather helped with range, but by how much? Where did the Rivians charge at?)
Is Mexico really so dangerous that you need to bus through it? (I wonder if time was a bigger issue than crime, the bus shaved 6 or 7 days off of the trip)
Oaxaca to the border is over 1300 miles and the bus drove straight through. Did the Rivian trucks drive all that, or were they put on a tow truck?
Why didnt Ewan introduce his new girlfriend? The woman who met him in Palm Springs was not his ex-wife Eve.

Its a shame they never shared how many super charge stations there are in the US, and how easy the same trip would have been in the States. There are several youtubers who document long trips in electric vehicles. drive for 2-3 hrs/super charge for 20-30 minutes and repeat.
The did have a few second gushing over a supercharger after crossing the border
Nov 20th 2020, 09:15 PM   #39
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2016 R1, 1999 R1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scribbles
After watching this I'm left with a few of questions.
What was the solution to the short range and charging problems that were in the first couple episodes? (They do say the warmer weather helped with range, but by how much? Where did the Rivians charge at?)
Is Mexico really so dangerous that you need to bus through it? (I wonder if time was a bigger issue than crime, the bus shaved 6 or 7 days off of the trip)
Oaxaca to the border is over 1300 miles and the bus drove straight through. Did the Rivian trucks drive all that, or were they put on a tow truck?
Why didnt Ewan introduce his new girlfriend? The woman who met him in Palm Springs was not his ex-wife Eve.

Its a shame they never shared how many super charge stations there are in the US, and how easy the same trip would have been in the States. There are several youtubers who document long trips in electric vehicles. drive for 2-3 hrs/super charge for 20-30 minutes and repeat.
I read a few articles and watched some video interviews about the movie and I believe Rivian put charging stations along the route so it could charge up when it needed for the most part. I think the motorcycles tried to use local resources or the charging stations when possible. But, they also could rely on the other vehicles which had batteries and generators to charge the bikes.

Charley liked to say that he never ran out of power and Ewan did twice, because he is more in tune with bikes and knew how to baby it to preserve charge.

I think in cold weather, their range was reduced by about half. I know on my electric Fiat 500, I can get up to 100 miles on a charge in warm weather and city driving. But, on a highway and in cold, I get about half that.

It is early days. Once the stations with quick chargers are in place, most electric vehicles will not have to worry about getting stranded.
Nov 21st 2020, 12:55 AM   #40
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  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
go to good old google maps and type in "electric car charging stations"...they're all over the place...pan around and keep hitting the "search this area" button...

https://www.google.com/maps/search/e...7628629,10.72z
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