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#188819 - 08/01/08 3:44 am Long way Down  
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Saw it in the theater tonight. It was pretty good. Great scenery. Shorter then the first one but probably for the better. Was great seeing it on the big screen. Theater was sold out so that must mean that NYC has a good bike culture. Knew that already though.
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#188820 - 08/01/08 4:34 am Re: Long way Down  
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Hi Wade
I am a big fan of the first series. Glad you enjoyed the movie. I met Charlie at a bike show in Toronto. Real nice guy! I am looking forward to the new book. Thanks for the heads up. Jeff

#188821 - 08/01/08 6:33 am Re: Long way Down  
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Boy-oh-boy did KTM blunder there eh? redwine

#188822 - 08/01/08 7:10 am Re: Long way Down  
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You can catch episodes of long way round here...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/search/?uri=%2Fiplayer%2F&go=toolbar&q=long+way+round

they only hold two episodes at a time(why) and it is updated weekly.


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#188823 - 08/01/08 8:53 am Re: Long way Down  
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Quote:
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Can you even imagine starting to do that on one of our old bikes? laughing

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Can't you remember a certain old Tiger named Jupiter !!


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#188824 - 08/01/08 10:56 am Re: Long way Down  
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Aah, but Woolly, that is more the exception than the rule. Pretty much any Beemer will do that with minimal maintenance, but one of our old lovelies would triple the time because of all the servicing eh? Jupiters owner Ted Simon was amazing to do that.

Best long distance rider = Beemer, best style and fun = old brit IMHO.

Blapper redwine

#188825 - 08/01/08 1:28 pm Re: Long way Down  
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Wonder where he is now ?

I also recall a TR65 Thunderbird (unusually factory-fitted with electronic ignition and electric start)ridden by Richard & Mopsa English around the world 1982-6 with a sidecar as told in their book Full Circle clap

Don't forget Paul Pratt's round-the-world 6T Thunderbird documented in his book World Understanding On Two Wheels clap


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#188826 - 08/01/08 1:41 pm Re: Long way Down  
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It is a great series, my daughter bought me the CD of the 1st one.

How about "Gasoline Gypsy" Iris rode all the way across the U.S. in the early 50ies on a BSA Bantam (with her dog no less).


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#188827 - 08/01/08 1:48 pm Re: Long way Down  
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Quote:
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Can you even imagine starting to do that on one of our old bikes?
I can't, but these guys can:
http://www.thelasthurrah.co.nz/


A smattering:
'53 Gold Flash
'67 Royal Star
'71 Rickman Metisse
'40 Silver Star
'37 Rudge Special
sixtyseventy Lightboltrocket road racer...and many more.
#188828 - 08/01/08 2:16 pm Re: Long way Down  
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I remember reading about a fella that went from England through Asia and then got on a boat to Australia's west coast then went from there to the east coast on to New Zealand and made a figure 8 of it on a '70 TR6. Forget his name though, and I think he bought it new and just took off. Think he took about 2 years.


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#188829 - 08/01/08 6:58 pm Re: Long way Down  
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I believe this chap was the first though, RTW in 1932 on a Douglas twin!

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