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Title: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Noneking on September 09, 2019, 07:20:16 am
Rumours are that the next instalment of the well known franchise will see the two friends riding Harley Davidson LiveWire electric bikes travelling North crossing the Americas





Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Noneking on September 09, 2019, 07:21:42 am
https://www.advpulse.com/adv-news/ewan-and-charleys-new-long-way-up-series-going-electric/
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 09, 2019, 07:23:26 am
They keep returning like a terrible nightmare. :ricky:

At least this time they're on something slightly better suited to adventure riding.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Noneking on September 09, 2019, 07:24:52 am
They keep returning like a terrible nightmare. :ricky:


Haal diep asem, drink jou pille en sÍ: ďalles gaan ok wees!Ē
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: mox on September 09, 2019, 07:31:47 am
They keep returning like a terrible nightmare. :ricky:

At least this time they're on something slightly better suited to adventure riding.

 :laughing4: Oom Danie

"Herpes, the gift that keeps on giving" comes to mind.

It will be interesting to see the pitfalls and advantages shown of electric.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 09, 2019, 07:41:49 am
They keep returning like a terrible nightmare. :ricky:


Haal diep asem, drink jou pille en sÍ: ďalles gaan ok wees!Ē

Ek dink jy moet die boodskap vir Charles en Ewan stuur. Weet hulle dat battery-goed herlaai moet word? :peepwall:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Noneking on September 09, 2019, 07:45:28 am
Hope they're going to stick to tar.....


Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Ganjora on September 09, 2019, 07:47:02 am
electric harleys vs BMW.
a difficult choice.
is there a 'i'd rather walk' option?
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Noneking on September 09, 2019, 07:47:28 am
They keep returning like a terrible nightmare. :ricky:


Haal diep asem, drink jou pille en sÍ: ďalles gaan ok wees!Ē

Ek dink jy moet die boodskap vir Charles en Ewan stuur. Weet hulle dat battery-goed herlaai moet word? :peepwall:



"Also arriving in Buenos Aires alongside the Harleys were two cutting-edge electric pickup trucks manufactured in Illinois by Rivian, a company devoted to building ďElectric Adventure Vehicles.Ē These trucks are said to deliver up to 400 miles on a full charge, while the Harley LiveWire is claimed to provide 146 miles of stop-and-go travel per charge or roughly 95 miles of combined city/highway.

It would be tough enough to travel coast-to-coast on backroads in the U.S. without a struggle to charge up this collection of e-vehicles, so weíre assuming the additional vehicles that landed, two 4◊4 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans and a single Ford F350 (V8 6.2), will carry some mobile DC fast chargers as well as crew members, spare parts and the spare bike. "
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Tony the Boney on September 09, 2019, 07:48:04 am
At least this time they're on something slightly better suited to adventure riding.
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 :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: BuRP on September 09, 2019, 07:52:37 am
They keep returning like a terrible nightmare

Huh?
They'll be on electric whizzers so no LOUD pipes!
Besides, Half Duds this time, so sleep guaranteed.

Now wheeere's my old Scope's?  :P
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: LouisXander on September 09, 2019, 08:57:42 am
Its gonna be epic!!!

Hope hardley ableson did their homework!!

Those 2 made BMW millions, they could do the same for Harley
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: JC on September 09, 2019, 09:05:18 am
Isn't the definition of adventure to take an unsuitable bike for the task? They will have an adventure for sure and it will be massively entertaining if they keep the whining to a minimum.

LMGA vir die 6.2l V8 wat saamgaan  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: intothewild on September 09, 2019, 09:30:02 am
Isn't the definition of adventure to take an unsuitable bike for the task? They will have an adventure for sure and it will be massively entertaining if they keep the whining to a minimum.

LMGA vir die 6.2l V8 wat saamgaan  :imaposer:

en 2 sprinter vans vol batterye :laughing4:
 
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 09, 2019, 09:36:30 am
electric harleys vs BMW.
a difficult choice.
is there a 'i'd rather walk' option?

 :imaposer: :imaposer: Nike/Adidas sponsored. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: jaybiker on September 09, 2019, 10:26:34 am
What a bloody farce! What are they going to prove?

They should try the long way up Africa, without any back up vehicles or spare batteries, relying only on existing recharge facilities.  :-\

Now that would prove just how much "more suited" the bikes are to adventure riding.  :3some: :lol8:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: THROTTLE JOCKEY on September 09, 2019, 10:34:54 am
What a bloody farce! What are they going to prove?

They should try the long way up Africa, without any back up vehicles or spare batteries, relying only on existing recharge facilities.  :-\

Now that would prove just how much "more suited" the bikes are to adventure riding.  :3some: :lol8:

Had to check the date quickly but sadly its not April 1st. Sure they will take the easy way out with huge back up as in the past and then get lorded as African conqueres. CHOPS!
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: dookie on September 09, 2019, 10:40:25 am
Just hope they use the right oil.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: mikelawry on September 09, 2019, 10:42:19 am
Probably going to need more than the previous stack of support vehicle on this one
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: teebag on September 09, 2019, 10:43:13 am
GS310 about to have it's crown usurped  :'(
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on September 09, 2019, 10:47:07 am
What a bloody farce! What are they going to prove?

They should try the long way up Africa, without any back up vehicles or spare batteries, relying only on existing recharge facilities.  :-\

Now that would prove just how much "more suited" the bikes are to adventure riding.  :3some: :lol8:

I don't understand these comments.. what exactly is a farce? We have 2 adventure riders who get sponsored bikes, sponsored a team to organise the ride, sponsored kit, communication equipment, video filming and editing.. I mean, we all know how it works, so what is the problem? I know of plenty of guys who have done the long way up but they can hardly produce a ride report, at least with all these backup vehicles and team we get to experience the riding as a series.. whats wrong with that?

Who says they need to prove anything to anyone? maybe they just doing it for the love of adventure travelling, even if they doing it for the money, fame, recognition or for noddy badges. So what, why do people have to try knock them down?

Who says that an adventure is without a support crew? If someone climbs Everest with a support crew they are still on an adventure that they have trained for? you dont see everyone crying because they didnt climb it without support. Who defined an adventure on a bike as one without spares? If I go on an adventure ride and I take spare tubes, is it now less of an adventure in your eyes? Why should they go up Africa ? why cant they have an adventure where they want it?

In the Long Way Down they took arguably the best adventure bike produced, no matter how much they tried to convince people of those bikes suitability it didnt stop the armchair adventure riders complaining about everything from how many crew went along, to the fact that they stayed in places not shown in the series, to spare parts being flown out etc..

No matter what they do, there will be 2000 okes typing away on forums about what a farce it is, or how unsuitable the bikes are, or why, in their opinion it doesnt constitute an adventure

At the end of the day they are going on the adventure and we are not.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: BuRP on September 09, 2019, 10:50:40 am
Ja wel nou ma fine, be all as it may, just a few things:

- they got & get it right to have others sponsor their biking holidays
- they've put the GS on the worldmap and thus have been instrumental to the now well-cemented reputation of these 'offroad' behemoths ...
- ... for which KTM still kicks themselves silly for because they used their right to refusal first
- ... and now HalfDaft (sorry @Halfdaft , this ain't you lol) tries to do same with so-called zero emission bikes - well, the bikes will be, hardly the fuel-guzzling backup roadtrain

That ain't a bad record methinks!
Anybody wants to sponsor my trips perhaps?
I'd like to go to and ride in Peru, Vietnam, Argentina and some other far locations, let's discuss my pampering underway plus some other details .........  :P
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: LouisXander on September 09, 2019, 11:14:29 am
Burpie, sorry to disappoint you, but you have a face for radio! You'll never be sponsored!!  :peepwall: :imaposer:

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Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Plaasseun on September 09, 2019, 12:05:01 pm
Fuzzy Muzzy ek stem met jou saam.

Een van die dinge wat ek love van hierdie forum is almal se positiewe opmerkings wanneer dit kom by ride reports, maak nie saak of jy in 'n gastehuis slaap of 'n backup voertuig het nie, almal is altyd positiief en opbouend oor die trips. Ride Reports haal die Role of Honour met back up voertuie en alles. Ek love dit!!!

Daarom vind ek dit so vreemd dat Charley en Evan so uitgehaal word op hierdie forum, waarom kan ons nie dieselfde goedhartigheid aan hulle bewys as teenoor ons mede wilddogs op hierdie forum nie?

Ek is amper seker daarvan as een van daardie 2 forumlede was en 'n ride report geskryf het was daar net positiewe opmerkings.

Mense bly maar soms vir my vreemd :3some:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Grunder on September 09, 2019, 12:30:57 pm
What a bloody farce! What are they going to prove?

They should try the long way up Africa, without any back up vehicles or spare batteries, relying only on existing recharge facilities.  :-\

Now that would prove just how much "more suited" the bikes are to adventure riding.  :3some: :lol8:

I don't understand these comments.. what exactly is a farce? We have 2 adventure riders who get sponsored bikes, sponsored a team to organise the ride, sponsored kit, communication equipment, video filming and editing.. I mean, we all know how it works, so what is the problem? I know of plenty of guys who have done the long way up but they can hardly produce a ride report, at least with all these backup vehicles and team we get to experience the riding as a series.. whats wrong with that?

Who says they need to prove anything to anyone? maybe they just doing it for the love of adventure travelling, even if they doing it for the money, fame, recognition or for noddy badges. So what, why do people have to try knock them down?

Who says that an adventure is without a support crew? If someone climbs Everest with a support crew they are still on an adventure that they have trained for? you dont see everyone crying because they didnt climb it without support. Who defined an adventure on a bike as one without spares? If I go on an adventure ride and I take spare tubes, is it now less of an adventure in your eyes? Why should they go up Africa ? why cant they have an adventure where they want it?

In the Long Way Down they took arguably the best adventure bike produced, no matter how much they tried to convince people of those bikes suitability it didnt stop the armchair adventure riders complaining about everything from how many crew went along, to the fact that they stayed in places not shown in the series, to spare parts being flown out etc..

No matter what they do, there will be 2000 okes typing away on forums about what a farce it is, or how unsuitable the bikes are, or why, in their opinion it doesnt constitute an adventure

At the end of the day they are going on the adventure and we are not.

Agree 100%

Unfortunately whenever the names Ewan and Charlie pops up in conversations eyes start rolling  ::)  :(

It's getting Farc(k)e-ing old man!!
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: mikelawry on September 09, 2019, 12:50:53 pm
My comment previously was not particularly a negative based reply but , just a thought out loud.
Personally i enjoyed their series and only watched the complete long way down about 3 weeks ago in one day and really enjoyed it , specially the pre prep that one also in any event on a trip does maybe not that scale but i am not doing that distance.
Should be interesting , as stated like their way of doing things and then also the way that Lyndon Poskit does, thus its all about getting our there on the bike and enjoying life !
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: RobC on September 09, 2019, 01:17:15 pm
 :happy1:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 09, 2019, 01:20:06 pm
As julle glo dat Sylvester Stallone werklik man-alleen in Vietnam [en Amerika] teen oorweldigende magte baklei het, is Chewan-hulle vir jou.

Dit is n farce.

Net soos daai snotkop dogtertjie wat seil oor die oseaan, omdat sy nie die omgewing met straalvliegtuie wil skaad nie. Maar dan vlieg al haar ondersteunings mense tog wel oor. ::)

Gelukkig het Harley ja gese, anders het Charles weer snot en trane gehuil. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Lem on September 09, 2019, 01:35:57 pm
I think this is a bloody good move from Ewan & Charley, their production team and especially Harley Davidson.

Their previous series & books inspired hundreds of thousands wannabe adventure riders to the whole lifestyle. Without them & their proper documentary several vendors on this forum would not have existed. Without the clients of these said vendors an armgat like me would never be able to afford such lekker bikes on the second hand market. Hell, even this forum would have been 20% of the size & footprint it has. That was all more than 15 years ago, which means that the average client of the motorcycle industry who still harks back to those times are also 15 years older than then.

Hybrid & electric cars have been around for many years and after all our beloved carburettor running thumpers have been discontinued this technology is the future of our sport.

We all know that Harley Davidson is in deep trouble for the simple reason that their average age of buyer is just under 100.

I therefore believe that this series will appeal to a new market segment when it comes to sales & accessories and us old fart purists will also enjoy the show because it's all about the trip & the places covered on the journey. And we know from a production point of view that job will be done well...not with a cellphone camera & dictaphone like that show on ignition 189.  :pot:

It will also point out the current shortcomings of electric vehicles & how the infrastructure for travelling electric can be improved in rapid time  :thumleft:

I liked what Jay Leno said on Top Gear a few years ago when the hydrogen powered Honda Clarity was discussed. He said that the car was the saviour of the horse. It made the horse something that could be enjoyed on a recreational level and not just for work purposes. Maybe the further development of electric cars & bikes will be the saviour of our petrol powered cars & bikes in the same way.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Fransw on September 09, 2019, 01:54:18 pm
All good, but only 100mile range.. :o

Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Lem on September 09, 2019, 01:59:12 pm
All good, but only 100mile range.. :o

That is also the furthest Henry Cole rides every third day of his trips...and he is on petrol powered KTMs...whenever he is not in the camera crew's Discovery 4 due to the KTM being broken. 

And most of us still enjoys his show  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: THROTTLE JOCKEY on September 09, 2019, 02:22:31 pm
All good, but only 100mile range.. :o

I am sure they well aware of this and will have every possible way of charging these beasts the whole way up. Neatly packed away in the 10 vehicle backup that WE ALL NORMALLY HAVE. So whats the problem here, absolutely nothing as said above they are doing what we not and we must envy and praise them.

Please note my sarcasm. So NO! I will respect, envy and praise the person big or small on a big or small bike that silently goes on a trip thats for him an adventure, his/hers epic trip again and again with little or nothing, without shouting from the roof tops on how tough it was or how good they are for conquering the so called unknown. That quiet man in the corner who knows but says little. That will be my hero. We have a few right here on our forum, a example of one without mentioning names, a man that because of his age now rides with a side car. Really rides travels far and wide, turns down the offers of accommodation and stealth camps. Disappears for lengths of time. Now that my friends needs a TV show. One I could look at in awe a man among men that gets respect without asking.  :deal:


 
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Warren Ellwood on September 09, 2019, 02:25:05 pm
They are going on a holiday, riding bikes, seeing new places and probably making a ton of money in the process so :dontknow:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Grrrr.... on September 09, 2019, 02:31:59 pm
Jissus okes!

Have you seen this?!!!!1!!

Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: THROTTLE JOCKEY on September 09, 2019, 02:37:09 pm
They are going on a holiday, riding bikes, seeing new places and probably making a ton of money in the process so :dontknow:

I agree 100% and have no problem with that. I have (and I assume thats most of the other peoples issues) a problem with how they have portrayed their past trips. If they set out projecting "going on a holiday, riding bikes, seeing new places and probably making a ton of money in the process". Then hats off enjoy. But hay who am I to dictate its just my opinion. I hate people who talk with fork tongue behind smoke and mirrors while the audience claps in appreciation. But hay thats me clearly entertainment takes priority in this case.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Grrrr.... on September 09, 2019, 02:37:49 pm
I just hope Ewan leaves his fucking wife at home.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: THROTTLE JOCKEY on September 09, 2019, 02:39:36 pm
I just hope Ewan leaves his fucking wife at home.

No ways. Its a paid family holiday.!
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Grrrr.... on September 09, 2019, 02:43:09 pm
I just hope Ewan leaves his fucking wife at home.

No ways. Its a paid family holiday.!

That is the main reason I disliked 'Down'... his fucking wife was such a jarring addition.

That and they spent one day riding in South Africa. From the Namibian border slabbing it all the way to Agulhas (?)...

But good luck to them. I wish somebody paid me to ride a bike. Speaking of... what happened to Harlequin's Discovery series?  :lol8:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 09, 2019, 02:58:46 pm
They are going on a holiday, riding bikes, seeing new places and probably making a ton of money in the process so :dontknow:

Now I hate them even more. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: TheBear on September 09, 2019, 03:07:21 pm
They are going on a holiday, riding bikes, seeing new places and probably making a ton of money in the process so :dontknow:

Now I hate them even more. :thumleft:

 :laughing4:

Inderdaad.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: IceCreamMan on September 09, 2019, 03:11:47 pm
I just hope Ewan leaves his fucking wife at home.

They divorced
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Grrrr.... on September 09, 2019, 03:12:43 pm
I just hope Ewan leaves his fucking wife at home.

They divorced

Good.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: LouisXander on September 09, 2019, 03:15:55 pm
Fokkit Grrr, gelukkig bly jy nou in Slaapstad, want jy nog in Kempton gebly het, het jy lankal n hartaanval gehad!!!

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Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: caconcepts on September 09, 2019, 03:21:26 pm
Problem solved.....

https://electrek.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/09/jack-butler-sun-trip-solar-ebike.jpg?quality=82&strip=all&w=1000
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Battlestar on September 09, 2019, 03:45:55 pm
I just hope Ewan leaves his fucking wife at home.

Others replied....

She was one annoying individual
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: JC on September 09, 2019, 03:46:13 pm
I just hope Ewan leaves his fucking wife at home.

divorced
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Grrrr.... on September 09, 2019, 03:50:02 pm
I just hope Ewan leaves his fucking wife at home.

divorced

Gooder.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: manxkipper on September 09, 2019, 04:21:03 pm
Living the american dream quietly. It's obviously all about the money!
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Ortos on September 09, 2019, 04:22:19 pm
They keep returning like a terrible nightmare. :ricky:

At least this time they're on something slightly better suited to adventure riding.

......met 2 vacuum cleaners nogal  ???
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: RobLH on September 09, 2019, 05:26:19 pm
I just hope Ewan leaves his fucking wife at home.

Arenít they divorced? Would be much better entertainment seeing him trying to pull a couple of Argies.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: noble steed on September 09, 2019, 05:44:51 pm
I think this is a bloody good move from Ewan & Charley, their production team and especially Harley Davidson.

We all know that Harley Davidson is in deep trouble for the simple reason that their average age of buyer is just under 100.


I think HD has also missed the bus a little, compared to BMW back in Long Way Round times.

When that aired, no one had ever heard of Charlie, but Ewan was still fresh in everyone's minds from Moulin Rouge, Star Wars I & II, The Island, Trainspotting wasn't that long ago. All the coming of age youngsters where inspired - I was one of them, went out and bought an F650GS. (All I could afford on a starting out salary)

Now years later, the only people who have heard of Charlie are people who watched long Way Round/Down, and Ewan is no longer a name youngsters know.

The people who will watch the first trips have already bought their 1200GSs, and anyone who didn't see previous trips, and who still is vaguely interested in Ewan (or Charlie) will be close to 100, so the average age of Harley buyers not likely to drop too much.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: LouisXander on September 09, 2019, 05:57:44 pm
Look at the bright side, if KTM sponsered the 2 dudes from time immemorial, they would not have to be so innovative to krap back lost ground??

You would've had kark KTM's....

So now we only sit with crap GS's and innovative KTM's?

Be effing glad boys!!

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Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Grrrr.... on September 09, 2019, 06:01:31 pm
I just hope Ewan leaves his fucking wife at home.

Arenít they divorced? Would be much better entertainment seeing him trying to pull a couple of Argies.

Goodest.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on September 10, 2019, 09:46:32 am
Living the american dream quietly. It's obviously all about the money!

Ewan has more money than everyone on this forum combined , I would say that money has little to do with what motivates him.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Grrrr.... on September 10, 2019, 09:56:17 am
Living the american dream quietly. It's obviously all about the money!

Ewan has more money than everyone on this forum combined , I would say that money has little to do with what motivates him.

I like the story of him on the 'Star Wars' set of 'Phantom Menace'.

He was in the process of buying a custom Ducati (...or something...) so every other week he went to ask for some money to transfer to the guys building the bike. He got called into the office one day to see George Lucas sitting with Steven Spielberg. George asked him about the money he keeps transferring and Ewan immediately though he was in kak.

Turns out George wasn't pissed, he asked how much the bike was going to cost and then told Ewan they wanted to buy the bike for him. That must be pretty sweet.

Ewan is a bike nut. Charley too. I wish them all the best and will watch the show.

Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: BuRP on September 10, 2019, 10:19:59 am
I just hope Ewan leaves his fucking wife at home.

Arenít they divorced? Would be much better entertainment seeing him trying to pull a couple of Argies.

BESTest.

Fixed that for ya Grrrr!
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Grunder on September 10, 2019, 10:21:34 am
Living the american dream quietly. It's obviously all about the money!

Ewan has more money than everyone on this forum combined , I would say that money has little to do with what motivates him.

I like the story of him on the 'Star Wars' set of 'Phantom Menace'.

He was in the process of buying a custom Ducati (...or something...) so every other week he went to ask for some money to transfer to the guys building the bike. He got called into the office one day to see George Lucas sitting with Steven Spielberg. George asked him about the money he keeps transferring and Ewan immediately though he was in kak.

Turns out George wasn't pissed, he asked how much the bike was going to cost and then told Ewan they wanted to buy the bike for him. That must be pretty sweet.

Ewan is a bike nut. Charley too. I wish them all the best and will watch the show.

I saw he was part of the advert for the Moto Gussi  :ricky:

Looks like a nice dude to have a couple of beers with
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 10, 2019, 11:46:57 am
Living the american dream quietly. It's obviously all about the money!

Ewan has more money than everyone on this forum combined , I would say that money has little to do with what motivates him.

I like the story of him on the 'Star Wars' set of 'Phantom Menace'.

He was in the process of buying a custom Ducati (...or something...) so every other week he went to ask for some money to transfer to the guys building the bike. He got called into the office one day to see George Lucas sitting with Steven Spielberg. George asked him about the money he keeps transferring and Ewan immediately though he was in kak.

Turns out George wasn't pissed, he asked how much the bike was going to cost and then told Ewan they wanted to buy the bike for him. That must be pretty sweet.

Ewan is a bike nut. Charley too. I wish them all the best and will watch the show.

So much for having money then. :pot:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Grrrr.... on September 10, 2019, 11:58:05 am
Living the american dream quietly. It's obviously all about the money!

Ewan has more money than everyone on this forum combined , I would say that money has little to do with what motivates him.

I like the story of him on the 'Star Wars' set of 'Phantom Menace'.

He was in the process of buying a custom Ducati (...or something...) so every other week he went to ask for some money to transfer to the guys building the bike. He got called into the office one day to see George Lucas sitting with Steven Spielberg. George asked him about the money he keeps transferring and Ewan immediately though he was in kak.

Turns out George wasn't pissed, he asked how much the bike was going to cost and then told Ewan they wanted to buy the bike for him. That must be pretty sweet.

Ewan is a bike nut. Charley too. I wish them all the best and will watch the show.

So much for having money then. :pot:

You make millions playing a space ninja in a space movie and then sommer get a free bike too.

Don't worry, I am jealous too Uncle Dan...
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 10, 2019, 07:26:24 pm
No, not jealous, the idiot gets a bike free and he chooses a Ducati :eek7:

Hy hou van vloek en sukkel.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Grrrr.... on September 11, 2019, 09:23:53 am
No, not jealous, the idiot gets a bike free and he chooses a Ducati :eek7:

Hy hou van vloek en sukkel.

 :spitcoffee:

Fair enough.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: zagser on October 16, 2019, 11:15:49 am
Wonder if this trip had anything to do with the following news...

https://www.wheels24.co.za/News/Industry_News/harley-davidson-puts-electric-bike-on-hold-20191016 (https://www.wheels24.co.za/News/Industry_News/harley-davidson-puts-electric-bike-on-hold-20191016)

Anybody with an update on the progress of these two gentlemen?

Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: JC on October 16, 2019, 03:09:15 pm
Wonder if this trip had anything to do with the following news...

https://www.wheels24.co.za/News/Industry_News/harley-davidson-puts-electric-bike-on-hold-20191016 (https://www.wheels24.co.za/News/Industry_News/harley-davidson-puts-electric-bike-on-hold-20191016)

Anybody with an update on the progress of these two gentlemen?
you can still use it, you just go to the dealership every time you want to charge it...

 :biggrin:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: OomD on September 02, 2020, 10:39:02 am
So their Long Way Up series was bought by Apple, and will be airing on Apple TV+ starting 18 September. Looks lekker, I'll be following. Jut because they aren't riding my type/make of bike does not mean I won't be enjoying it.  ;)

Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: KiLRoy on September 02, 2020, 10:52:24 am
Danie ons moet daai DT van jou mod...  twee makita battery aan elke kan soos BM pods.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Edgar on September 02, 2020, 11:02:37 am
So they are going to ride this bike with a range of 235 km across the America's  :imaposer:

Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Edgar on September 02, 2020, 11:07:38 am
Well suck me sideways, they actually did. Enough internet for today.  :-\
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: LouisXander on September 02, 2020, 11:13:42 am
I think it must've been fooking awesome!!

Except for the charge stops
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: LouisXander on September 02, 2020, 11:15:08 am
But then you sit and reminisce about the awesomeness of the previous hour
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Edgar on September 02, 2020, 11:26:32 am
But then you sit and reminisce about the awesomeness of the previous hour

Ja, ek wonder hoe lank vat die bike om 'n vol charge the kry....
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: m0lt3n on September 02, 2020, 11:42:10 am
Remember they could have swopped batteries out and just continued on. Then charge both packs at night.

Or charge on their support crew generator.

Q: I think they carried a big generator with, but why not carry a big ass battery bank with, and then charge it whenever there is power1500km later?
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Edgar on September 02, 2020, 12:16:37 pm
Remember they could have swopped batteries out and just continued on. Then charge both packs at night.

Or charge on their support crew generator.

Q: I think they carried a big generator with, but why not carry a big ass battery bank with, and then charge it whenever there is power1500km later?

and that is the thing. unsupported such a journey is not possible.  :deal:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: m0lt3n on September 02, 2020, 12:40:40 pm
Remember they could have swopped batteries out and just continued on. Then charge both packs at night.

Or charge on their support crew generator.

Q: I think they carried a big generator with, but why not carry a big ass battery bank with, and then charge it whenever there is power1500km later?

and that is the thing. unsupported such a journey is not possible.  :deal:

I dont mind, if I had the moneys I would also do something like this supported, got nothing to proof and sure they dont either.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 02, 2020, 01:40:13 pm
Remember they could have swopped batteries out and just continued on. Then charge both packs at night.

Or charge on their support crew generator.

Q: I think they carried a big generator with, but why not carry a big ass battery bank with, and then charge it whenever there is power1500km later?

and that is the thing. unsupported such a journey is not possible.  :deal:

I dont mind, if I had the moneys I would also do something like this supported, got nothing to proof and sure they dont either.


So why try and pretend every trip to be a legendary odessey??
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: punisher on September 02, 2020, 01:42:03 pm
WHAT TYRE PRESSURE DID THEY RUN ON ?
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: LouisXander on September 02, 2020, 01:56:23 pm
Why not? For them it might just be
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: OomD on September 02, 2020, 02:01:15 pm
Remember they could have swopped batteries out and just continued on. Then charge both packs at night.

Or charge on their support crew generator.

Q: I think they carried a big generator with, but why not carry a big ass battery bank with, and then charge it whenever there is power1500km later?

and that is the thing. unsupported such a journey is not possible.  :deal:

I dont mind, if I had the moneys I would also do something like this supported, got nothing to proof and sure they dont either.

So why try and pretend every trip to be a legendary odessey??
Because it is.  :ricky:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Kelevra on September 02, 2020, 02:04:14 pm
WHAT TYRE PRESSURE DID THEY RUN ON ?

I was wondering about oil changes  :patch:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: OomD on September 02, 2020, 02:16:21 pm
WHAT TYRE PRESSURE DID THEY RUN ON ?
More importantly, did they also scream at each other? Or were their voices quite audible in the absence of screaming eagle pipes? :ricky:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: punisher on September 02, 2020, 03:28:49 pm
WHAT TYRE PRESSURE DID THEY RUN ON ?
More importantly, did they also scream at each other? Or were their voices quite audible in the absence of screaming eagle pipes? :ricky:

pipes that WHIIIIINE   :imaposer:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 02, 2020, 04:08:00 pm
Remember they could have swopped batteries out and just continued on. Then charge both packs at night.

Or charge on their support crew generator.

Q: I think they carried a big generator with, but why not carry a big ass battery bank with, and then charge it whenever there is power1500km later?

and that is the thing. unsupported such a journey is not possible.  :deal:

I dont mind, if I had the moneys I would also do something like this supported, got nothing to proof and sure they dont either.

So why try and pretend every trip to be a legendary odessey??
Because it is.  :ricky:

 :imaposer: I guess for them it is yes. For the couple on the CG125, unsupported, it seems not to be. :deal:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: dookie on September 02, 2020, 04:51:46 pm
Even trip to the pub is epic.
According to "them".
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Lord Knormoer on September 02, 2020, 05:31:40 pm
Iíll definitely be watching the series.

Personally I find it interesting that most who has an issue with how an adventure should be undertaken, with what bike, supported or not, has never done more than a weekend ride starting with a Wimpy breakfast at the Engen and ending with cold beers somewhere.

Those who travel overland come in all shapes and sizes. Sport bikes, Vespas, Harleyís and pretty much any other bike you can think off. Solo, in a group, supported or not. Some stay in hotels, some prefer wild camping, some wing it and other plan ahead. Some barely take photos and others make movies. Either way, when you get them all around a camp fire they have immense respect for each other and most of those who did it have respect for Ewan & Charley.

The main reason why so many dies it the hard way is because they cannot get a sponsor and donít have the cash to do it any other way. If I had my way Iíll have my wife on the back, a few friends nearby to support and socialize with and have a blast doing it.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Wayne on September 02, 2020, 05:50:17 pm
Iíll definitely be watching the series.

Personally I find it interesting that most who has an issue with how an adventure should be undertaken, with what bike, supported or not, has never done more than a weekend ride starting with a Wimpy breakfast at the Engen and ending with cold beers somewhere.

Those who travel overland come in all shapes and sizes. Sport bikes, Vespas, Harleyís and pretty much any other bike you can think off. Solo, in a group, supported or not. Some stay in hotels, some prefer wild camping, some wing it and other plan ahead. Some barely take photos and others make movies. Either way, when you get them all around a camp fire they have immense respect for each other and most of those who did it have respect for Ewan & Charley.

The main reason why so many dies it the hard way is because they cannot get a sponsor and donít have the cash to do it any other way. If I had my way Iíll have my wife on the back, a few friends nearby to support and socialize with and have a blast doing it.
Could not agree more.

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Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on September 03, 2020, 02:26:38 am
Iíll definitely be watching the series.

Personally I find it interesting that most who has an issue with how an adventure should be undertaken, with what bike, supported or not, has never done more than a weekend ride starting with a Wimpy breakfast at the Engen and ending with cold beers somewhere.

Those who travel overland come in all shapes and sizes. Sport bikes, Vespas, Harleyís and pretty much any other bike you can think off. Solo, in a group, supported or not. Some stay in hotels, some prefer wild camping, some wing it and other plan ahead. Some barely take photos and others make movies. Either way, when you get them all around a camp fire they have immense respect for each other and most of those who did it have respect for Ewan & Charley.

The main reason why so many dies it the hard way is because they cannot get a sponsor and donít have the cash to do it any other way. If I had my way Iíll have my wife on the back, a few friends nearby to support and socialize with and have a blast doing it.

Agreed.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: landieman on September 03, 2020, 05:12:08 am
Either way,they are doing adventure trips that I would do in a heart beat and on electric bikes(no matter the brand) I love it


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Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: OomD on September 03, 2020, 06:16:49 am
Well said, LK.  :ricky:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Warren Ellwood on September 03, 2020, 08:07:45 am
I said earlier in this thread, "They are going on a holiday, riding bikes, seeing new places and probably making a ton of money in the process so :dontknow:"

I would back that up by saying, riding bikes every day along with new experiences every day beats what I (have to) do just about every day by a million miles.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 03, 2020, 08:14:50 am
Iíll definitely be watching the series.

Personally I find it interesting that most who has an issue with how an adventure should be undertaken, with what bike, supported or not, has never done more than a weekend ride starting with a Wimpy breakfast at the Engen and ending with cold beers somewhere.

Those who travel overland come in all shapes and sizes. Sport bikes, Vespas, Harleyís and pretty much any other bike you can think off. Solo, in a group, supported or not. Some stay in hotels, some prefer wild camping, some wing it and other plan ahead. Some barely take photos and others make movies. Either way, when you get them all around a camp fire they have immense respect for each other and most of those who did it have respect for Ewan & Charley.

The main reason why so many dies it the hard way is because they cannot get a sponsor and donít have the cash to do it any other way. If I had my way Iíll have my wife on the back, a few friends nearby to support and socialize with and have a blast doing it.
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You'll then also find it interesting that most of those having a problem with how a rugby/cricket/soccer game is played, never did more than kick a ball around during break at school. :3some:

If Charlie and the actress could not get sponsors, and had to buy their own way, they would not be doing these tours.

Brokeback business, this.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: BuRP on September 03, 2020, 08:53:51 am
Someone ever said to me "A bad day out on the bike beats a good day at the office!".
I'd jump at such a trip they did/do, even with the entire entourage in tow off camera - hell, why not?
And I'll ride anything they'll suggest!
But, it's their livelihood, income, work, add not inconsiderable fame too, and it boils down to a no-brainer really.
Good for them and good for us, even good for biking in general!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Gremlin on September 03, 2020, 09:32:34 am
I've done the back roads from Ushuaia to Bariloche in Patagonia in a Golf. It was kak and I thought the car would fall apart. I would absolutely not want to do those glacial moraine roads on a bike.  Hats off to these guys, support team or not!!
Title: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Lord Knormoer on September 03, 2020, 09:52:54 am


If Charlie and the actress could not get sponsors, and had to buy their own way, they would not be doing these tours.

Brokeback business, this.

Not entirely true. Both are passionate about bikes in general and avid riders outside of these filmed and publicized tours.

I would trade places with them in a heartbeat but I get that some has an issue with anyone that bothers to take a bath while on an adventure.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: KiLRoy on September 03, 2020, 11:21:45 am
If I judge Danie to be judgmental

Does that make me judgmental ?
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: m0lt3n on September 03, 2020, 11:36:51 am
If I judge Danie to be judgmental

Does that make me judgmental ?

Only if Danie identifies with being judged can you be be judged as judgemental
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: dookie on September 03, 2020, 12:16:53 pm
In Danie's case, one has to ask - is judgemental one or two words ?
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Offshore on September 03, 2020, 12:20:55 pm
In Danie's case, one has to ask - is judgemental one or two words ?
:lol8: :sip:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: TheBear on September 03, 2020, 12:35:57 pm
My first trip from JHB to CT was on a Suzuki DL1000.  Straight down the N1 to Colesberg where we stayed the night in a pretty fancy bed and breakfast.  Day 2 all the way to the Cape, through the tunnel.  It was an adventure.  At Hanover we filled up and met a couple on a BMW R1200LT with all the bells and whistles on their way from Sasolburg to Cape Town.  They were having an adventure.  At De Dorrns we took a smoke break and a guy on a 250 Jonway stpped to say hi.  He was on his way from Langebaan to Bloemfontein and having an adventure.  I am so grateful none of us met Danie on the way just to be told none of us were having any adventure.   >:D
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: OomD on September 03, 2020, 01:04:53 pm
Ja jislaaik, I'm glad I had a few adventures too already. I don't know how I'm going to cope on my next trip, knowing it won't count as an adventure in Danie's books. ;)
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: KiLRoy on September 03, 2020, 01:19:54 pm
Since Danie has claimed what constitutes adventure riding, maybe those of us who donít comply to his definition must find another word for our unworthy rides.

Maybe instead of adventure riders we just go on exploits.

We are Exploit Riders...
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: BuRP on September 03, 2020, 01:20:23 pm
I am so grateful none of us met Danie on the way just to be told none of us were having any adventure.

Hey, be careful now, Danie could have been on his way to his Tannie in Messina on a FS50 !  :P
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: TheBear on September 03, 2020, 01:55:55 pm
Since Danie has claimed what constitutes adventure riding, maybe those of us who donít comply to his definition must find another word for our unworthy rides.

Maybe instead of adventure riders we just go on exploits.

We are Exploit Riders...

Perhaps Kilroy, you can have a chat with the owner of this here forum and get him to change the name to Tamepussies?  You know, to sort of fit in with our sense of adventure and all.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: TheBear on September 03, 2020, 01:59:25 pm
I am so grateful none of us met Danie on the way just to be told none of us were having any adventure.

Hey, be careful now, Danie could have been on his way to his Tannie in Messina on a FS50 !  :P

Two buddies and I once rode fron Vanderbijlpark to Vanderbijlpark via Bloemhof, Kimberley, Bloemfontein, Bethlehem and Kroonstad.  About 2000km in total in 6 days.  I suppose it cannot be an adventure as we rode Yamaha RD50s and they were road bikes and had luxuries like a rev counter and helmet lock.  Darn! 
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 03, 2020, 08:38:03 pm
The more you say the more you give away about what nincompoops you are. :thumleft:

No wonder the GS tankers are so popular. Bunch of soft-arsed wooses.

Don't try and flatter yourself with names like "Exploit riders" and "Tamepussies" :xxbah:

Next we'll be hearing about "Rendezvous work", the incredible iconic, super-tough oddesey of a year of daily commuting from Durbanville to Cape Town.

Mind you, that would put Charles and Ewie to shame.....
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: TheBear on September 03, 2020, 09:54:32 pm
Called a nincompoop by 2SD.  Now that gentlemen, is an adventure!   :lol8:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 03, 2020, 09:59:00 pm
Called a nincompoop by 2SD.  Now that gentlemen, is an adventure!   :lol8:

One wife-livid!
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on September 03, 2020, 11:26:38 pm
Called a nincompoop by 2SD.  Now that gentlemen, is an adventure!   :lol8:

Ja, you have no idea what a compliment that just was, lucky you indeed.

Dame Hellen Mirren said of Netflix: ďI love Netflix, but fuck NetflixĒ

The CEO of Netfix was then on TV saying what an honour it was to be acclaimed by Dame Hellen.

QED.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: KiLRoy on September 04, 2020, 06:56:57 am
Danie, you are soft cock. Real men ride without a helmet and dont use self starters. They kick their bikes  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: m0lt3n on September 04, 2020, 07:37:57 am
This has a ring to it:

An exploiter is a user, someone who takes advantage of other people or things for their own gain. Being an exploiter is selfish and unethical. To exploit someone is to use them in a way that's wrong, like an employer who pays low wages but demands long hours. An exploiter is a person who treats others this way.



Arent 99% of us married?
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Lem on September 04, 2020, 08:03:18 am
This has a ring to it:

An exploiter is a user, someone who takes advantage of other people or things for their own gain. Being an exploiter is selfish and unethical. To exploit someone is to use them in a way that's wrong, like an employer who pays low wages but demands long hours. An exploiter is a person who treats others this way.



Arent 99% of us married?

Exploiters you say... ::)

Colonialist pigs  :snorting:  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 04, 2020, 04:39:53 pm
Danie, you are soft cock. Real men ride without a helmet and dont use self starters. They kick their bikes  :laughing4:

I only know of BMW riders that kick their bikes. Despite the fact that they have no kick-starters........ :biggrin:

Must say, the heading made me think that the duo rode into an electric fence. I could already see Charles cry. And Ewan fry.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Lord Knormoer on September 07, 2020, 01:45:31 pm
For anyone interested, an interview with Charley Boorman about Long Way Up


https://youtu.be/Nnxl036Tcwg
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: chicco on September 17, 2020, 05:15:50 pm
Waiting in anticipation for tomorrow night. Whats some of the interviews and trailers, see he had a very bad accident in SA Oct 2018, cant find anything on the internet, only his accident in Portugal with the Triumph launch, what happened?

Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Lord Knormoer on September 17, 2020, 05:43:01 pm
Waiting in anticipation for tomorrow night. Whats some of the interviews and trailers, see he had a very bad accident in SA Oct 2018, cant find anything on the internet, only his accident in Portugal with the Triumph launch, what happened?


I only see a tweet where he shows a scar on his wrist from Africa in 2018. Very little info available on that one.

Also looking forward to watch the first episodes this weekend.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on September 19, 2020, 05:31:35 am
First 3 episodes were shown today and it's like stepping back 12 years. Huge effort by the H-D team to get those bikes built in their spare time ... it's going to be another good series.

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on September 26, 2020, 02:58:25 am
4th part has more of a motorcycle ride to it, cool theme music at the end credits too. Itís on a loop as Airport by James Edward Barker is only 41seconds in length.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Lord Knormoer on September 26, 2020, 05:59:26 am
First 3 episodes were shown today and it's like stepping back 12 years. Huge effort by the H-D team to get those bikes built in their spare time ... it's going to be another good series.

 :thumleft:
Iíve only watched the first and enjoyed it. They really went out on a limb to do this on prototype bikes supported by prototype trucks!
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Noneking on September 26, 2020, 06:20:57 am
Watched episode 4 last night
Iím not it enjoying it as mach as the previous trips. Too much focus and the charging issues and Iím not getting into the biking like with previous trips. Stunning images and camera work though.

Sad to see how mangled up Charleyís legs are is after his crash here in SA 5 years ago.wonder
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: BuRP on September 26, 2020, 08:36:41 am
Dof here: where/how does one watch it?
Can only find preliminary stuff on YouTube....
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Noneking on September 26, 2020, 10:05:48 am
Dof here: where/how does one watch it?
Can only find preliminary stuff on YouTube....
You need an AplleTv subscription
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 26, 2020, 11:10:37 am
First 3 episodes were shown today and it's like stepping back 12 years. Huge effort by the H-D team to get those bikes built in their spare time ... it's going to be another good series.

 :thumleft:
Iíve only watched the first and enjoyed it. They really went out on a limb to do this on prototype bikes supported by prototype trucks!

And a few years from now, fans would argue that this trip was done without the make-up trucks. :pot:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: pwt on September 26, 2020, 12:21:51 pm
Dof here: where/how does one watch it?
Can only find preliminary stuff on YouTube....

Try this link, I'm following it here :

https://soap2day.to/tv_aToyNjA0Ow.html
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Lord Knormoer on September 26, 2020, 01:26:28 pm
First 3 episodes were shown today and it's like stepping back 12 years. Huge effort by the H-D team to get those bikes built in their spare time ... it's going to be another good series.

 :thumleft:
Iíve only watched the first and enjoyed it. They really went out on a limb to do this on prototype bikes supported by prototype trucks!

And a few years from now, fans would argue that this trip was done without the make-up trucks. :pot:
Nobody has ever denied they have support or backup on this trip or the ones before. Having the crews make for good quality programming unlike most of the amateurish action cam footage uploaded to Youtube.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 26, 2020, 01:39:57 pm
First 3 episodes were shown today and it's like stepping back 12 years. Huge effort by the H-D team to get those bikes built in their spare time ... it's going to be another good series.

 :thumleft:
Iíve only watched the first and enjoyed it. They really went out on a limb to do this on prototype bikes supported by prototype trucks!

And a few years from now, fans would argue that this trip was done without the make-up trucks. :pot:
Nobody has ever denied they have support or backup on this trip or the ones before. Having the crews make for good quality programming unlike most of the amateurish action cam footage uploaded to Youtube.

I know, a Hollywood production always make it seem better.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Noneking on September 26, 2020, 03:41:08 pm
First 3 episodes were shown today and it's like stepping back 12 years. Huge effort by the H-D team to get those bikes built in their spare time ... it's going to be another good series.

 :thumleft:
Iíve only watched the first and enjoyed it. They really went out on a limb to do this on prototype bikes supported by prototype trucks!

And a few years from now, fans would argue that this trip was done without the make-up trucks. :pot:
Nobody has ever denied they have support or backup on this trip or the ones before. Having the crews make for good quality programming unlike most of the amateurish action cam footage uploaded to Youtube.

I know, a Hollywood production always make it seem better.
Youíre 100% correct. Very similar to the Pol T7 production, which makes an underpowered bike with poor suspension and cheap plastics seem better than it is......
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: sidetrack on September 26, 2020, 03:55:19 pm
First 3 episodes were shown today and it's like stepping back 12 years. Huge effort by the H-D team to get those bikes built in their spare time ... it's going to be another good series.

 :thumleft:
Iíve only watched the first and enjoyed it. They really went out on a limb to do this on prototype bikes supported by prototype trucks!

And a few years from now, fans would argue that this trip was done without the make-up trucks. :pot:
Nobody has ever denied they have support or backup on this trip or the ones before. Having the crews make for good quality programming unlike most of the amateurish action cam footage uploaded to Youtube.

I know, a Hollywood production always make it seem better.
Youíre 100% correct. Very similar to the Pol T7 production, which makes an underpowered bike with poor suspension and cheap plastics seem better than it is......
Funny guy, next you are going to claim they used CGI  :deal:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Noneking on September 26, 2020, 04:40:20 pm
First 3 episodes were shown today and it's like stepping back 12 years. Huge effort by the H-D team to get those bikes built in their spare time ... it's going to be another good series.

 :thumleft:
Iíve only watched the first and enjoyed it. They really went out on a limb to do this on prototype bikes supported by prototype trucks!

And a few years from now, fans would argue that this trip was done without the make-up trucks. :pot:
Nobody has ever denied they have support or backup on this trip or the ones before. Having the crews make for good quality programming unlike most of the amateurish action cam footage uploaded to Youtube.

I know, a Hollywood production always make it seem better.
Youíre 100% correct. Very similar to the Pol T7 production, which makes an underpowered bike with poor suspension and cheap plastics seem better than it is......
Funny guy, next you are going to claim they used CGI  :deal:
I would never make such an outlandish claim........



we all know The T7 utilises zero  modern technology....
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 26, 2020, 05:59:05 pm
First 3 episodes were shown today and it's like stepping back 12 years. Huge effort by the H-D team to get those bikes built in their spare time ... it's going to be another good series.

 :thumleft:
Iíve only watched the first and enjoyed it. They really went out on a limb to do this on prototype bikes supported by prototype trucks!

And a few years from now, fans would argue that this trip was done without the make-up trucks. :pot:
Nobody has ever denied they have support or backup on this trip or the ones before. Having the crews make for good quality programming unlike most of the amateurish action cam footage uploaded to Youtube.

I know, a Hollywood production always make it seem better.
Youíre 100% correct. Very similar to the Pol T7 production, which makes an underpowered bike with poor suspension and cheap plastics seem better than it is......

But there were no support vehicles for Poepol....... ;) ;)
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 26, 2020, 06:00:51 pm
First 3 episodes were shown today and it's like stepping back 12 years. Huge effort by the H-D team to get those bikes built in their spare time ... it's going to be another good series.

 :thumleft:
Iíve only watched the first and enjoyed it. They really went out on a limb to do this on prototype bikes supported by prototype trucks!

And a few years from now, fans would argue that this trip was done without the make-up trucks. :pot:
Nobody has ever denied they have support or backup on this trip or the ones before. Having the crews make for good quality programming unlike most of the amateurish action cam footage uploaded to Youtube.

I know, a Hollywood production always make it seem better.
Youíre 100% correct. Very similar to the Pol T7 production, which makes an underpowered bike with poor suspension and cheap plastics seem better than it is......
Funny guy, next you are going to claim they used CGI  :deal:
I would never make such an outlandish claim........



we all know The T7 utilises zero  modern technology....

You're 100% correct. Even reliability seem to be considered an old-fashioned trait by you lot. ;)
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on September 26, 2020, 06:05:08 pm
I quite like the fact the two Rivians are going along, seems like itís an entirely different trek from their side on this ride. Other than looking for a charging point somewhere, what I notice is the average speed is real slow ... the bikeís speedoís are in mph and itís seldom above 40. Must be difficult to keep the enthusiasm up when you have a 3 to 1 ride to charge time ratio to deal with.

Anyway, its a bike ride with a difference and I welcome that.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: RobC on September 26, 2020, 06:29:03 pm
Dof here: where/how does one watch it?
Can only find preliminary stuff on YouTube....
You need an AplleTv subscription
Bleh...
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: chicco on September 26, 2020, 06:34:03 pm
R60 p month. download the app. If you have an I phone you could watch for free for 1 year and other people can join your account.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Grunder on September 26, 2020, 06:45:55 pm
First 3 episodes were shown today and it's like stepping back 12 years. Huge effort by the H-D team to get those bikes built in their spare time ... it's going to be another good series.

 :thumleft:
Iíve only watched the first and enjoyed it. They really went out on a limb to do this on prototype bikes supported by prototype trucks!

And a few years from now, fans would argue that this trip was done without the make-up trucks. :pot:
Nobody has ever denied they have support or backup on this trip or the ones before. Having the crews make for good quality programming unlike most of the amateurish action cam footage uploaded to Youtube.

I know, a Hollywood production always make it seem better.
Youíre 100% correct. Very similar to the Pol T7 production, which makes an underpowered bike with poor suspension and cheap plastics seem better than it is......
Oh snap!!
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: sidetrack on September 26, 2020, 07:28:49 pm
First 3 episodes were shown today and it's like stepping back 12 years. Huge effort by the H-D team to get those bikes built in their spare time ... it's going to be another good series.

 :thumleft:
Iíve only watched the first and enjoyed it. They really went out on a limb to do this on prototype bikes supported by prototype trucks!

And a few years from now, fans would argue that this trip was done without the make-up trucks. :pot:
Nobody has ever denied they have support or backup on this trip or the ones before. Having the crews make for good quality programming unlike most of the amateurish action cam footage uploaded to Youtube.

I know, a Hollywood production always make it seem better.
Youíre 100% correct. Very similar to the Pol T7 production, which makes an underpowered bike with poor suspension and cheap plastics seem better than it is......
Because the clever Japanese know Johnny weekend cant really handle 100hp and Saturn WP forks or whatever the latest model is called instead Yamaha builds real bikes for real people  8)
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: sidetrack on September 26, 2020, 07:29:43 pm
But lets not drag Yamaha down to HD level ....  :lol8:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Dustbiter on September 27, 2020, 07:56:01 am
Dof here: where/how does one watch it?
Can only find preliminary stuff on YouTube....

Try this link, I'm following it here :

https://soap2day.to/tv_aToyNjA0Ow.html

Thank you very much - the link works well - and enjoyed the episode!
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: BuRP on September 27, 2020, 10:08:49 am
Dof here: where/how does one watch it?
Can only find preliminary stuff on YouTube....

Try this link, I'm following it here :

https://soap2day.to/tv_aToyNjA0Ow.html

Thank you very much - the link works well - and enjoyed the episode!

Ditto, thanks for that link, works awesome indeed!  :thumleft:
I liked the 4 episodes, enough humour in it plus it's well filmed.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Wayne on September 27, 2020, 01:52:11 pm
These two are amateurs. 13000 miles in a 100 days. Some people on this forum do that by lunchtime on their keyboards.

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Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 27, 2020, 02:26:05 pm
These two are amateurs. 13000 miles in a 100 days. Some people on this forum do that by lunchtime on their keyboards.

Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk

Yes, even our keyboards are more reliable. :deal:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: chicco on September 27, 2020, 03:40:23 pm
My wife watched it with me until she read Ewan left his wife for a young bokkie.....now all bikers are adulterous.... thanks internet
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 27, 2020, 04:18:28 pm
My wife watched it with me until she read Ewan left his wife for a young bokkie.....now all bikers are adulterous.... thanks internet

 :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: teebag on September 29, 2020, 02:23:15 pm
Try this link, I'm following it here :

https://soap2day.to/tv_aToyNjA0Ow.html

Careful, my AV has a lot to say about that site
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: 0012 on September 29, 2020, 02:48:37 pm
My wife watched it with me until she read Ewan left his wife for a young bokkie.....now all bikers are adulterous.... thanks internet

 :spitcoffee:    :laughing4:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: pwt on September 29, 2020, 03:18:43 pm
Try this link, I'm following it here :

https://soap2day.to/tv_aToyNjA0Ow.html

Careful, my AV has a lot to say about that site

Purely because of the amount of adds on the site, we use an add blocker and it is therefore not a problem



I must say that I'm thoroughly enjoying the series so far, beautiful part of the world and the ďgoing electricalĒ is certainly adding its own set of challenges and solutions to their endeavor.
Harley Davidson and Rivian have really been coming to the party on this one. This might just be what Harley Davidson needs at this point in time and Rivian also seems to be a very impressive company

Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: BuRP on September 30, 2020, 09:43:25 am
.... the ďgoing electricalĒ is certainly adding its own set of challenges and solutions to their endeavor.
Harley Davidson and Rivian have really been coming to the party on this one. This might just be what Harley Davidson needs at this point in time and Rivian also seems to be a very impressive company

I completely agree!
One day we (OK, our kids lol) may look back on this and comment something like "Hey, they didn't have any charging infrastructure yet, how weird!"
Same like a GrandPa explaining to his grandkids now like "... and we could not find where we were on our map", and then the kids quiz him with "What is a map Gran?"
Times are changing, and the (costly so btw!) pioneering now is at least brave, plus nice to watch!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Wayne on September 30, 2020, 11:46:24 am
Also enjoying the show. It's rides like this that will show up the challenges and difficulties so that solutions can be developed.

However I am still battling with the no engine noise. That whine just does not sound right

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Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: jaybiker on September 30, 2020, 04:39:11 pm
Also enjoying the show. It's rides like this that will show up the challenges and difficulties so that solutions can be developed.

However I am still battling with the no engine noise. That whine just does not sound right

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They have the technology. They can even make an empty 50,000 seat stadium sound full of cheering fans, so a bike exhaust should be easy.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 30, 2020, 08:51:34 pm
Also enjoying the show. It's rides like this that will show up the challenges and difficulties so that solutions can be developed.

However I am still battling with the no engine noise. That whine just does not sound right

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They have the technology. They can even make an empty 50,000 seat stadium sound full of cheering fans, so a bike exhaust should be easy.  :biggrin:

But that would be like a Mitchell's Plain Tazz sounding like a Ferrari, there is a limit to fake. Quietness is the one advantage of E-vehicles.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Lord Knormoer on October 01, 2020, 05:55:28 am
But that would be like a Mitchell's Plain Tazz sounding like a Ferrari, there is a limit to fake. Quietness is the one advantage of E-vehicles.
I have to agree.  Iíve often ridden through areas where I wished the engine was silent because it scared the wildlife away.

On the other hand, there was talk in the UK to introduce legislation that electric and hybrid cars should have some noisemaking device especially around town after too many pedestrians were hit in parking lots. Apparently they are too quiet at low speeds so people donít here the car...
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: pwt on October 02, 2020, 08:16:58 pm
Watching episode 5 now, altitude sickness is really a bummer, weird that it affects only certain people adversely
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Edd on October 22, 2020, 11:06:35 pm
Started watching today on Apple TV+, must say I am enjoying it.

I like the electric idea.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Roxtar on October 23, 2020, 08:39:01 am
But that would be like a Mitchell's Plain Tazz sounding like a Ferrari, there is a limit to fake. Quietness is the one advantage of E-vehicles.
I have to agree.  Iíve often ridden through areas where I wished the engine was silent because it scared the wildlife away.

On the other hand, there was talk in the UK to introduce legislation that electric and hybrid cars should have some noisemaking device especially around town after too many pedestrians were hit in parking lots. Apparently they are too quiet at low speeds so people donít here the car...

Even a problem with new gen diesel/petrol engine.... was watching my wife stroll towards me in the road of a hospital parking lot just this week with a spanking new Land Cruiser patiently following her waiting for her to move over.... she eventually jumped out the way when I could get her in earshot as no manner of gesticulation could get her to look over her shoulder to notice the V8 Cruiser tailing her.... ;D
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Lord Knormoer on October 23, 2020, 02:09:58 pm
But that would be like a Mitchell's Plain Tazz sounding like a Ferrari, there is a limit to fake. Quietness is the one advantage of E-vehicles.
I have to agree.  Iíve often ridden through areas where I wished the engine was silent because it scared the wildlife away.

On the other hand, there was talk in the UK to introduce legislation that electric and hybrid cars should have some noisemaking device especially around town after too many pedestrians were hit in parking lots. Apparently they are too quiet at low speeds so people donít here the car...

Even a problem with new gen diesel/petrol engine.... was watching my wife stroll towards me in the road of a hospital parking lot just this week with a spanking new Land Cruiser patiently following her waiting for her to move over.... she eventually jumped out the way when I could get her in earshot as no manner of gesticulation could get her to look over her shoulder to notice the V8 Cruiser tailing her.... ;D
:spitcoffee:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Neo_za on October 23, 2020, 04:43:18 pm
Watching and enjoying it as well - the charging introduces some new challenges, approaches and innovations. Think the last episode they had a new solution for charging the bikes out of the bakkies in 2 hours.

One thing i like about the bakkies is that they can be quickly tow charged - clever idea :thumleft:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: sgt on October 31, 2020, 10:23:19 pm
Been enjoying each episode, but the most recent episode was REALLY good!  Loved that crazy boat trip on the open ocean with bunk beds right next to the boat's diesel exhaust.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: BliknÍrs on November 01, 2020, 06:51:24 am
Watched up to episode 3 and also enjoying it.
I agree the speeds it seems they are going very slow and also wondered if it would have made a difference in the Hotel where they tripped the power if they tried only charging one bike at a time.
Seems like such a no brainer?
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: m0lt3n on November 03, 2020, 02:59:40 pm
But that would be like a Mitchell's Plain Tazz sounding like a Ferrari, there is a limit to fake. Quietness is the one advantage of E-vehicles.
I have to agree.  Iíve often ridden through areas where I wished the engine was silent because it scared the wildlife away.

On the other hand, there was talk in the UK to introduce legislation that electric and hybrid cars should have some noisemaking device especially around town after too many pedestrians were hit in parking lots. Apparently they are too quiet at low speeds so people donít here the car...

Even a problem with new gen diesel/petrol engine.... was watching my wife stroll towards me in the road of a hospital parking lot just this week with a spanking new Land Cruiser patiently following her waiting for her to move over.... she eventually jumped out the way when I could get her in earshot as no manner of gesticulation could get her to look over her shoulder to notice the V8 Cruiser tailing her.... ;D

sounds like some boertjie was checking your wifes rear....



eps 1 to 8 is available as Torrents, its really nice viewing.

Question, why cant they take extra batteries with? 10 extra batteries would still weigh less than that generator on a truck. I dont see why batteries cant be hot-swoppable,

Very impressive reliability from all the vehicles though, them being prototypes and the amount of mods that went into those livewires. Pity some update spoiled it.
There is an interview where it was explained that some Pan America suspension bits was fitted, but I would have expected more, the suspensions dont look that good. Looks like a fairly harsh ride.


Quite a few times I was thinking I would have had a blast with a normal litre class adventure bike in the area though, not driving slow to conserve battery
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: BuRP on November 03, 2020, 05:50:33 pm
Quite a few times I was thinking I would have had a blast with a normal .... adventure bike in the area though, not driving slow to conserve battery

You're not alone.
Whilst I appreciate the effort put in for this commercial (and yes, be a bit jealous it's not me doing it) I don't see anyone doing this same but alone, or even in a group, in the next 20 years or so..... so so much for the future, I'll fill my tank rather.
Mind you, I also prefer some sound rather than whining, maybe that's just me - but carry on lads, I'll watch your endeavors eagerly!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: AlexAndyG on November 17, 2020, 03:43:46 pm
I am sad to say I watched the final episode last night on Apple TV.

I thoroughly enjoyed the series, and must admit I'm a big fan of the Long Way franchise  ;)
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Grrrr.... on November 17, 2020, 03:49:00 pm
My wife watched it with me until she read Ewan left his wife for a young bokkie.....now all bikers are adulterous.... thanks internet

Glad he left her.

She was the worst thing in a long list of kak things in 'Down'.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: 2StrokeDan on November 17, 2020, 07:30:47 pm
My wife watched it with me until she read Ewan left his wife for a young bokkie.....now all bikers are adulterous.... thanks internet

Glad he left her.

She was the worst thing in a long list of kak things in 'Down'.

Can't blame her, firstly "down" would bring the worst out in most people, and to have to compete against Ewan too. :eek7:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Wild Hearted Son on November 17, 2020, 07:41:39 pm
Also just finished the series.
I fail to understand the purpose of the bus.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: 2StrokeDan on November 17, 2020, 08:21:59 pm
Also just finished the series.
I fail to understand the purpose of the bus.

No, no, it's not a bus, it's an electric 'bike". O0
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: BuRP on November 18, 2020, 08:51:32 am
I fail to understand the purpose of the bus.

A 'safehaven' for the generators as well as bikes during charging whilst the lot 'rides' through alleged 'dangerous' zones, whilst at the same time also providing beds for a few.
So what don't you understand?
In their sleep they can be hijacked by the, corrupt of course, local driver whilst carbondioxide from the gennies creeps in in lethal amounts so that they can bail in the last second, loosing the bikes plus all they have, leaving them stranded without an iota in competing druglord territory, obviously to spice up the series a bit.
Clearer now?  :lol8:


I don't get it either....
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Grrrr.... on November 18, 2020, 10:45:36 am
So... just finished the first episode.

They wanted to prove an electric bike could make the trip. But before they even set foot on a plane to head down South they already proved that it is impossible. If it wasn't for Rivian putting in a 150 charging spots from the start of their route to the finish they would never have made it. Or am I missing something?

Guess it helps to be a celebrity to have the infrastructure laid out before you embark but for the rest of the 7 billion people it simply won't work.

And although I haven't seen the rest I take it they did make it, just in time for Harley to can the electric bike altogether as they try to keep head above water for another year.

Let me start episode 2.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: noble steed on November 18, 2020, 01:17:36 pm
Also just finished the series.
I fail to understand the purpose of the bus.

They took 3 days off building the bus so they could use it for one night to transport 2 bikes. While Claudio still had to ride outside.
And then after one night use they left it in Mexico.

I think purpose of the bus was just to spend some money and fill out an episode and a half.

The rest of the series had some beautiful scenery, I wouldnít mind getting the opportunity to ride there one day. Drones have changed cinematography in a big way compared to previous trips!
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: m0lt3n on November 18, 2020, 03:51:35 pm
So... just finished the first episode.

They wanted to prove an electric bike could make the trip.

Let me start episode 2.

No, they wanted to see if they can.
And somebody have to do it sometime to see what kind of issues will pop up. In ep 2 you will see what issues did pop up, of the unexpected kind.



This negativity was abundant before anyone saw the series. Its nice to see the generally good feedback once people do watch it. These two guys really dont do this to prove anything to you and me, and if anyone wanted to make money out of myself and a buddy having a ball on bikes (even electric) and touring the world I would also grab the opportunity.



Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Grrrr.... on November 19, 2020, 08:02:45 am
So... just finished the first episode.

They wanted to prove an electric bike could make the trip.

Let me start episode 2.

No, they wanted to see if they can.
And somebody have to do it sometime to see what kind of issues will pop up. In ep 2 you will see what issues did pop up, of the unexpected kind.



This negativity was abundant before anyone saw the series. Its nice to see the generally good feedback once people do watch it. These two guys really dont do this to prove anything to you and me, and if anyone wanted to make money out of myself and a buddy having a ball on bikes (even electric) and touring the world I would also grab the opportunity.

So, you just take a snippet from my comment? Explain to me how they or the bikes would have made it if there wasn't infrastructure laid out for them beforehand?

I am enjoying the show so far and actually very impressed with the Harley's. I guess electric is the future, if you like it or not.  The visuals of the show are stunning and would be a treat to ride there one day.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Lord Knormoer on November 19, 2020, 09:42:59 am
So... just finished the first episode.

They wanted to prove an electric bike could make the trip.

Let me start episode 2.

No, they wanted to see if they can.
And somebody have to do it sometime to see what kind of issues will pop up. In ep 2 you will see what issues did pop up, of the unexpected kind.



This negativity was abundant before anyone saw the series. Its nice to see the generally good feedback once people do watch it. These two guys really dont do this to prove anything to you and me, and if anyone wanted to make money out of myself and a buddy having a ball on bikes (even electric) and touring the world I would also grab the opportunity.

So, you just take a snippet from my comment? Explain to me how they or the bikes would have made it if there wasn't infrastructure laid out for them beforehand?

I am enjoying the show so far and actually very impressed with the Harley's. I guess electric is the future, if you like it or not.  The visuals of the show are stunning and would be a treat to ride there one day.
I saw a few interviews prior to the release of the show and it had less to do with wether it was possible. It was presented as an idea/dare given nobody else has done it and from there they worked with various partners to make it possible.

C&E did it for fun, the partners did it for publicity. We benefit because we get to travel along, appreciate the scenery and learn about the challenges.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Grrrr.... on November 19, 2020, 10:02:38 am
So... just finished the first episode.

They wanted to prove an electric bike could make the trip.

Let me start episode 2.

No, they wanted to see if they can.
And somebody have to do it sometime to see what kind of issues will pop up. In ep 2 you will see what issues did pop up, of the unexpected kind.



This negativity was abundant before anyone saw the series. Its nice to see the generally good feedback once people do watch it. These two guys really dont do this to prove anything to you and me, and if anyone wanted to make money out of myself and a buddy having a ball on bikes (even electric) and touring the world I would also grab the opportunity.

So, you just take a snippet from my comment? Explain to me how they or the bikes would have made it if there wasn't infrastructure laid out for them beforehand?

I am enjoying the show so far and actually very impressed with the Harley's. I guess electric is the future, if you like it or not.  The visuals of the show are stunning and would be a treat to ride there one day.
I saw a few interviews prior to the release of the show and it had less to do with wether it was possible. It was presented as an idea/dare given nobody else has done it and from there they worked with various partners to make it possible.

C&E did it for fun, the partners did it for publicity. We benefit because we get to travel along, appreciate the scenery and learn about the challenges.

My argument still stands.

They wanted to see if they and electric bikes/cars could do the trip. And as things were, the answer was simply no.

But I do admire them tackling it with electric machines. I have only watched the first two episodes, will try to watch further later.

Evan did say something in Episode 2 that I scoffed at. He reckoned everybody will be driving electric cars in 10 years. I don't see that happening in my lifetime.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Kelevra on November 19, 2020, 10:09:04 am
So... just finished the first episode.

They wanted to prove an electric bike could make the trip.

Let me start episode 2.

No, they wanted to see if they can.
And somebody have to do it sometime to see what kind of issues will pop up. In ep 2 you will see what issues did pop up, of the unexpected kind.



This negativity was abundant before anyone saw the series. Its nice to see the generally good feedback once people do watch it. These two guys really dont do this to prove anything to you and me, and if anyone wanted to make money out of myself and a buddy having a ball on bikes (even electric) and touring the world I would also grab the opportunity.

So, you just take a snippet from my comment? Explain to me how they or the bikes would have made it if there wasn't infrastructure laid out for them beforehand?

I am enjoying the show so far and actually very impressed with the Harley's. I guess electric is the future, if you like it or not.  The visuals of the show are stunning and would be a treat to ride there one day.
I saw a few interviews prior to the release of the show and it had less to do with wether it was possible. It was presented as an idea/dare given nobody else has done it and from there they worked with various partners to make it possible.

C&E did it for fun, the partners did it for publicity. We benefit because we get to travel along, appreciate the scenery and learn about the challenges.

My argument still stands.

They wanted to see if they and electric bikes/cars could do the trip. And as things were, the answer was simply no.

But I do admire them tackling it with electric machines. I have only watched the first two episodes, will try to watch further later.

Evan did say something in Episode 2 that I scoffed at. He reckoned everybody will be driving electric cars in 10 years. I don't see that happening in my lifetime.

Wonder if SA will have electricity 10 years from now? 
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: m0lt3n on November 19, 2020, 10:30:47 am
Grrr
"My argument still stands.

They wanted to see if they and electric bikes/cars could do the trip. And as things were, the answer was simply no."


True. (You keep repeating this as if there was a set of rules they broke, there isnt)

Die opvolg op jou comment is:
so what? Elke nuwe tegnologie/vooruitgang moet iewers begin.

Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Grrrr.... on November 19, 2020, 10:41:59 am
Wonder if SA will have electricity 10 years from now?

Fair question.

Also, how many countries in the world has "clean energy"? At the moment, zero.

So every treehugging hippy plugging in their electric cars to lessen their carbon footprint ain't really helping.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Grrrr.... on November 19, 2020, 10:44:30 am
(You keep repeating this as if there was a set of rules they broke, there isnt)


They broke their own rules.

Maar ek gaan nie meer met jou stry nie. M'kay? Mooi.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: m0lt3n on November 19, 2020, 10:49:37 am
(You keep repeating this as if there was a set of rules they broke, there isnt)


They broke their own rules.
Die/'n elektriese Harley was aan die begin, en toe weer aan einde. Trip gedoen  :deal:

Maar ek gaan nie meer met jou stry nie. M'kay? Mooi.
Dankie

My ma se ook dit help nie


Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Sprocketman on November 19, 2020, 10:56:46 am
Evan did say something in Episode 2 that I scoffed at. He reckoned everybody will be driving electric cars in 10 years. I don't see that happening in my lifetime.
Probably based on European standards - https://www.topgear.com/car-news/electric/heres-what-2030-petrol-and-diesel-car-ban-means
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: BuRP on November 19, 2020, 12:09:17 pm
Wonder if SA will have electricity 10 years from now?

No, not a chance.
Under Nelson's reign, the socalled first democratic rule, Eskom, a state entity, was financially independant from the state (to such an extent that it was regarded as semi-state!) and produced amoung the cheapest power in the world, if not the cheapest.
This was frowned upon from above for various reasons, and acted upon & against by completely ignoring their new-built proposals (to allow for a seamless continuous supply in the future) for many years, many! - in other words normal planning was vetoed out, they had to make do with what they had.
The results anyone now knows - however, do realize that planning a power plant takes many years: 15 to 20 for a nuclear one, a coal fired plant less.
SA got the last WB-loan for a coal-fired plant from them (Madupi or Kosile, dunno anymore which one).... leaving the door closed for another keeping the current financial fiasco in mind.
This leaves nuclear and 'alternative' power (solar, wind, geothermal or others) AND private companies.
Thanks to Zuma's 9-year reign nuclear is wishful thinking at the moment, so we're left at the mercy of the private vultures to "help" SA with energy supply.
The latter will be kept at a bare-minimum ideally to extort the maximum price now & later, and especially the long-term nature of these contracts will mean that SA will rank amoung the countries with the highest electricity price in the world.
This also will effect that foreign investment like industrialization will not happen, meaning poor annual growth for the foreseeable decades.
Those who (will) stay here will be better off by installing thermal solar (hot water) as well as some PV-solar (electric panels) to reduce their dependency on Eskom, if not now then in the near future - and yes, these are both financially effective as well as reliable in the long term these days however do choose wisely.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Neo_za on November 19, 2020, 12:28:35 pm
I just got the impression that, compared to the time spent in Peru, Argentinia and Bolivia they pretty much blasted through the countries further North, until slowing down again in Mexico.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: BuRP on November 19, 2020, 12:32:42 pm
I just got the impression that, compared to the time spent in Peru, Argentinia and Bolivia they pretty much blasted through the countries further North, until slowing down again in Mexico.

Me too, that bus the clearest sign of "we will get through this as fast as our generous budget allows!".
Wonder what this journey has cost and who actually paid for it, but we get to see some nice films indeed  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: chicco on November 19, 2020, 02:58:10 pm
I also dont get the bus, so much trouble for 1 night, or was it more? the trip should be possible without the special charging stations, I think somewhere in episode 2 harley davidson gave them some sort of adaptor that could be used between any plug and the bike. The charging stations basically was to charge directly to the bike. I still think they are 2 great guys doesn't matter what bikes they ride. I just fell bad for Charlie everytime someone recognition Ewan as OB1.....Charlie is much more of an adventure rider, Ewan has the wallet....
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: WildWood on November 19, 2020, 06:12:59 pm
I got the feeling this was a vehicle to help Charlie out. I reckon his injuries have exhausted his cash and the team got together as a benefit . Just a hunch.

I was bored with long way down & around. To much snivelling and camera emotion but must say loved most of this series. The bikes were shite, the riding action boring but the scenery and cultural exchanges were out of this world. And Charlie & Ewan were way more 'real'. And wow there are a some places I have to get to before I shuffle off this earth.

And those Rivian trucks are awesome




Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: WildWood on November 19, 2020, 06:23:13 pm
And don't scoff at the demise of combustion engines in a shorter time than you think possible. As soon as governments incentivise e-car /bike production and give tax breaks it will happen faster than you think. Setting up charge stations costs a fraction of a petrol station as well as a fraction of the time. All it needs is a cable in and charge pumps. No trucking fuel, much safer , less theft, clean and cheap. The fuel monopolies can only keep greasing / bribing for so long.

Will be sad for us petrol heads but it's on the horizon.  Already diesel will disappear in Europe within the decade. Who would have guessed that?  By 2025 diesel will be banned by the EU and UK by 2030. A full 5 years sooner than planned only two years ago.
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: dookie on November 19, 2020, 08:26:34 pm
And don't scoff at the demise of combustion engines in a shorter time than you think possible. As soon as governments incentivise e-car /bike production and give tax breaks it will happen faster than you think. Setting up charge stations costs a fraction of a petrol station as well as a fraction of the time. All it needs is a cable in and charge pumps. No trucking fuel, much safer , less theft, clean and cheap. The fuel monopolies can only keep greasing / bribing for so long.

Will be sad for us petrol heads but it's on the horizon.  Already diesel will disappear in Europe within the decade. Who would have guessed that?  By 2025 diesel will be banned by the EU and UK by 2030. A full 5 years sooner than planned only two years ago.
Heh.

You used "cable" and "less theft" in the same sentence in a South African environment. ::)
Title: Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
Post by: Grrrr.... on November 24, 2020, 01:58:06 pm
Ok, I will admit it. I was wrong.

I am about halfway through the series, do one a day because I am really enjoying 'Long Way Up' and want to saviour it. The visuals alone, good grief.... gorgeous.

And I am seriously impressed with the electric bikes and cars. Especially the Harley's... jeez, that hurt to say.

This series is a country mile better than 'Long Way Down' and on par (...if not better...) than 'Round', although it will always have a soft spot in my heart.

Speaking of things I enjoy, I see the other boys are back this Christmas.