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Now with Long Way Down stuff on page two.

9/16/08 -- By Any Means on page three.


Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman set off with veteran cameraman Claudio for a journey from London to New York...the long way around.

20,000 miles, 115 days, 12 countries.


http://www.longwayround.com/lwr.htm

Even with modern equipment -- GPS, satellite phones and a support team never more than a few hundred miles away -- Ewan, Charley and Claudio are driven to the breaking point as they take on the impossible (and so is the support team!).

A must see for anyone who enjoys adventure traveling, or if you're a motorcycle enthusiast.
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Re: Long Way Round
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2005, 11:50:31 PM »
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Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman set off with veteran cameraman Claudio for a journey from London to New York...the long way around.

20,000 miles, 115 days, 12 countries.


http://www.longwayround.com/lwr.htm

Even with modern equipment -- GPS, satellite phones and a support team never more than a few hundred miles away -- Ewan, Charley and Claudio are driven to the breaking point as they take on the impossible (and so is the support team!).

A must see for anyone who enjoys adventure traveling, or if you're a motorcycle enthusiast.

Once episode one gets another seed, I'll put up episode two.  Seven in total.  These are TV rips from Sky TV in the UK, but they're good quality.  DVD is not released in the US.



Oh!  So cool!  If you're a fan of this, you should check out Faster, the MotoGP documentary narrated by Ewan... one of the best sports documentaries ever made... a MUST SEE!  :)
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2005, 11:52:28 PM »
Oooon the list!

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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2005, 12:56:27 AM »
just watched ep 1...oh my god!  i have a new mission in life.
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2005, 06:38:34 AM »
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just watched ep 1...oh my god!  i have a new mission in life.


People were telling me I was a retard, or they didn't like it, or they didn't have the attention span to watch it.  I'll get back on episode two and seed, then.


edit: episode three and four will be up in a few minutes.  So you can just hop on the next when you're done.  Seven total.  If we have time before I leave, we'll do John Safran vs. God, which will also inspire you.  Though you might be more a John Safran's Music Jamboree guy... We'll see.

http://www.johnsafran.com/

The guy's way out there.

Love the path Long Way Roung takes though... Harder and harder.  It's inspired me to do the same, though.  Bike across Mongolia?  Sure!  

If you want even more inspiration for this plan, pick up:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0965478521

That's the book that inspired Long Way Around, and it's insane.  Basically, Simon says the same thing you just did -- "I have a new mission!"  He takes off six months, heads out all happy... Four years later, he completes his trip ranting to himself that he had become a god, screaming at random people, worshiping trees and attacking invisible hobgoblins.

Simon has a long series of self published books, not all of them on Amazon, and now wanders the world writing them (Ewan and Charley meet him in the far outskirts of Mongolia or Russia in a later episode).  Simon does this because, as his second book discussed, when he got back and recovered from his four year round the world stint, he just couldn't cope.  He went back to normal life and, within a year, he was horrified... The job, the apartment, his old friends, America.

Anyway -- let's go!  The two of us.  Assuming I'm still speaking to you in September, you cunt!  Oh, and we should have an off-roader who knows what he's doing like Charley Boorman... Except Charley's over-emotional, quick to anger and, well, NOBODY can handle trekking across Mongolia.  The SAS couldn't successfully bike across Mongolia even if they had helicopter support.  And I have a crippling nerve injury that couldn't stand the pressure.  And...

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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2005, 11:35:26 PM »
pfff. you tart.

there's no way you'd get me to motorbike across russia.  but i would drive it.  we'll start small...australia!  they speak english, love americans, and the entire country's like a big biodome. you got your mountain ranges, your tropical forests, your desert, your big breasted koala-lovin sex kittens...

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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2005, 11:38:01 PM »
Actually, driving it in the those jeeps the support crew uses would be great.  I'm up for that!

There's a site somewhere about a couple who drove their land rover in every single country over 10 years or something.  Mongolia almost broke them, too.

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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2005, 11:47:44 PM »
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pfff. you tart.

there's no way you'd get me to motorbike across russia.  but i would drive it.  we'll start small...australia!  they speak english, love americans, and the entire country's like a big biodome. you got your mountain ranges, your tropical forests, your desert, your big breasted koala-lovin sex kittens...

gold!


Trust me... Americans on motorcycles are going to be much more successful in the sex kitten department as opposed to 3 Yanks piled into an aging Ford Taurus.
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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2005, 11:47:45 PM »
I was planning on biking accross the country if my "Europe Post-graduation Freak-Out Tour" fund dried up by the time I graduate.

But none of that namby-pamby motorbike stuff, I'm talking about bicycles. Start in San Luis Obispo, hit 30 states or something, and wind up in New York with condoms on my feet and war paint on my face.

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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2005, 11:50:02 PM »
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But none of that namby-pamby motorbike stuff, I'm talking about bicycles. Start in San Luis Obispo, hit 30 states or something, and wind up in New York with condoms on my feet and war paint on my face.


That's right... ding the gay bike bell while I rev my chopper and adjust the oversized horns on my Viking biker helmet... we'll see who the Aussies flock to.

"That's not a bike..... THAT'S a BIKE!!!!"
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« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2005, 12:01:39 AM »
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But none of that namby-pamby motorbike stuff, I'm talking about bicycles. Start in San Luis Obispo, hit 30 states or something, and wind up in New York with condoms on my feet and war paint on my face.


That's right... ding the gay bike bell while I rev my chopper and adjust the oversized horns on my Viking biker helmet... we'll see who the Aussies flock to.

"That's not a bike..... THAT'S a BIKE!!!!"


One can pump all day, the other can only kick a starter then has to sit all day.

ooOOOOoooo! BURN!

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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2005, 12:03:45 AM »
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But none of that namby-pamby motorbike stuff, I'm talking about bicycles. Start in San Luis Obispo, hit 30 states or something, and wind up in New York with condoms on my feet and war paint on my face.


That's right... ding the gay bike bell while I rev my chopper and adjust the oversized horns on my Viking biker helmet... we'll see who the Aussies flock to.

"That's not a bike..... THAT'S a BIKE!!!!"


One can pump all day, the other can only kick a starter then has to sit all day.

ooOOOOoooo! BURN!

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hahahaha... easy there tri-athlete! :)  There's more to it than mere pumping!  You'll find that out someday... I have faith! :)
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« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2005, 12:26:11 AM »
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hahahaha... easy there tri-athlete! :)  There's more to it than mere pumping!  You'll find that out someday... I have faith! :)


Oh, don't worry. I had a few hundred times to figure the workings with my last gf.

There's hope for me yet!

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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2005, 12:44:30 AM »
stupid sexy nubbins.
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« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2005, 05:56:24 PM »
this show is great!  but we've got a change of plans, nacho.  this is where we should go next year.

http://www.hillmanwonders.com/antarctica/index.htm#_vtop


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