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Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
« Reply #80 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:
 

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Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
« Reply #81 on: September 02, 2020, 04:51:46 pm »
Even trip to the pub is epic.
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Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
« Reply #82 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.
 
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Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
« Reply #83 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.
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Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
« Reply #84 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.
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Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
« Reply #85 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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Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
« Reply #86 on: September 03, 2020, 06:16:49 am »
Well said, LK.  :ricky:
 

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Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
« Reply #87 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.
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Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
« Reply #88 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.
 

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Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
« Reply #89 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:
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Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
« Reply #90 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!!
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Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
« Reply #91 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.
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Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
« Reply #92 on: September 03, 2020, 11:21:45 am »
If I judge Danie to be judgmental

Does that make me judgmental ?
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Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
« Reply #93 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
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Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
« Reply #94 on: September 03, 2020, 12:16:53 pm »
In Danie's case, one has to ask - is judgemental one or two words ?
 
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Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
« Reply #95 on: September 03, 2020, 12:20:55 pm »
In Danie's case, one has to ask - is judgemental one or two words ?
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Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
« Reply #96 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
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Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
« Reply #97 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. ;)
 

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Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
« Reply #98 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.

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Re: Long Way Up - Charley and Ewan goes electric
« Reply #99 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
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