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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #40 on: November 23, 2015, 10:30:04 am »
hehehehe thanks for clearing that up.

I liked the trailers and interviews so hopefully someone will leak the episodes soon, waiting game.

If I hear or see anything, I'll post it here.
In the mean time, if you have not seen this yet then you are in for a treat.
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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #41 on: November 23, 2015, 06:00:37 pm »
I think I can safely say the hole in the screen is for the same camera that he uses on his head.
Checked a few slow pics. There is a base plate for the camera and the same base plate on his head.
Good show, maar hier is die vraag:
How much mods are really needed to do a proper Africa trip (really really). This XT looks fairly basic to me.
I think a tubless conversion would have helped.... gets a lot of punctures with the tubes.
 

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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #42 on: November 23, 2015, 06:01:28 pm »
I think I can safely say the hole in the screen is for the same camera that he uses on his head.
Checked a few slow pics. There is a base plate for the camera and the same base plate on his head.
Good show, maar hier is die vraag:
How much mods are really needed to do a proper Africa trip (really really). This XT looks fairly basic to me.
I think a tubless conversion would have helped.... gets a lot of punctures with the tubes.

Sorry, grammar. "how MANY mods...."
 

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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #43 on: November 23, 2015, 08:08:58 pm »
I think I can safely say the hole in the screen is for the same camera that he uses on his head.
Checked a few slow pics. There is a base plate for the camera and the same base plate on his head.
Good show, maar hier is die vraag:
How much mods are really needed to do a proper Africa trip (really really). This XT looks fairly basic to me.
I think a tubless conversion would have helped.... gets a lot of punctures with the tubes.
good point, not all the cutting edge must haves are required. the tenere has been adventure ready stock standard for yonks and in my opinion under rated. whats a trip with a flat anyway?
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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #44 on: November 23, 2015, 08:14:12 pm »
The dude seems to kletter neer an awful lot. To the point where he abandoned his panniers...so much for hard luggage.
Maybe the hole was cut after they shot through the screen, probably somewhat of an issue riding around with a bullet hole in your screen...
I also find it hard to gel with the program, but watch it nonetheless.
Same here. But the scenery looks very good, and I watch the program mostly for that
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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #45 on: November 24, 2015, 06:52:25 am »
yeah its different at least, im starting to like him. i see everything is yamaha branded delux, cant help feeling that its a brand promotion. lekker bike!!!!

Glad I am not the only one seriously disliking throwing brand in viewers faces. Then again, like Warren said, it is possibly a cost/sponsor thing.

Still, it looks like someone else owns your trip.
 

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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #46 on: November 24, 2015, 07:15:44 am »
I think I can safely say the hole in the screen is for the same camera that he uses on his head.
Checked a few slow pics. There is a base plate for the camera and the same base plate on his head.
Good show, maar hier is die vraag:
How much mods are really needed to do a proper Africa trip (really really). This XT looks fairly basic to me.
I think a tubless conversion would have helped.... gets a lot of punctures with the tubes.

Kyk maar op Schalk se  round the world trip thread watse mods moes sy XT660R kry  :ricky:
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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #47 on: November 24, 2015, 07:41:38 am »
Watched the two concluding episodes back to back. Good viewing, but once again you have to concentrate, because blink, and you could miss a couple of countries!
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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #48 on: November 24, 2015, 11:58:21 am »
yeah its different at least, im starting to like him. i see everything is yamaha branded delux, cant help feeling that its a brand promotion. lekker bike!!!!

Glad I am not the only one seriously disliking throwing brand in viewers faces. Then again, like Warren said, it is possibly a cost/sponsor thing.

Still, it looks like someone else owns your trip.

Someone else can own any trip they want me to go on if they pay.. :deal:
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« Reply #49 on: November 24, 2015, 07:22:45 pm »
Watched the last two episodes, different series, a bit poorly done if compared to the block busters weve seen so far, serious gaps in coverage and drama but honest and realistic enough. Guess he took the trip more serious than the documentary and i can admire that.

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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #50 on: November 24, 2015, 07:29:36 pm »
yeah its different at least, im starting to like him. i see everything is yamaha branded delux, cant help feeling that its a brand promotion. lekker bike!!!!

Glad I am not the only one seriously disliking throwing brand in viewers faces. Then again, like Warren said, it is possibly a cost/sponsor thing.

Still, it looks like someone else owns your trip.

Someone else can own any trip they want me to go on if they pay.. :deal:

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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #51 on: November 24, 2015, 07:30:43 pm »
I was going to say that I thought his claim to be the first to circumnavigate Africa was incorrect as nowhere in the program do they talk about when this actually took place.

He just complains that Ewan and Charlie took the "easy route" and he wanted to do more.

Quick google suggests he left 1 Nov 2009. Ewan and Charlie did their "Long way down" in 2007 and our very own Jorust in 2012. Michnus' stories are much more interesting than this guy but it has been said here before we'll watch it because there are so few of these programs available.

Kudo's to the guy for being the first. But like most said here he bitches a lot. 800k on tar in SA is no biggy. He makes it out like one moerofa thing.
*Edited* It is all relative I suppose, being in the saddle since the UK to do 800k on tar can be hectic. I've never done it so can't say anything about it.  As a one off or perhaps two days in a row yeah no problem but months...

I would have liked to see where he serviced his bike, battle to get parts or did the Spencenator just glide along over Africa, and without a helmet on for most parts...I felt nervous for him filming himself, no helmet doing probably 60k/h on gravel one hand on the handlebar.
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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #52 on: November 24, 2015, 08:42:50 pm »
I enjoyed the last two episodes.
Impressed to see him doing some maintenance on the bearings.
It took me a while to realize he seems to never wear a helmet, probably because he films from the camera still mounted on his helmet.
 

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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #53 on: November 25, 2015, 05:34:01 pm »
I also enjoyed the last couple of episodes.

You sort of get to know him a little better and get used to the "style" of the show.

Also, through this journey he raised 29 188.00 British pounds for the Save the Children Organization.

It was filmed mostly in 2010 so it shows you how long this has taken to get to the Travel Channel screens.



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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #54 on: November 26, 2015, 10:37:47 am »
Not enjoying it at all.
He bitches too much and does'nt show enough bike and riding stuff.
Leaves out all the "cool" things that must have happened.
Should be one country per episode.
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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #55 on: November 26, 2015, 01:10:28 pm »
I enjoyed his 'epiphany' moment in the last episode, because it is exactly what comes from travelling.  :ricky:

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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #56 on: November 26, 2015, 01:15:49 pm »
 outpouring of affection

That pouring of bullets could have ended it all in Kenya though :deal: :eek7:
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