Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Chat Forum > The HUBB PUB

The HUBB PUB Chat forum - no useful content required!

BUT the basic rules of polite and civil conduct which everyone agreed to when signing up for the HUBB, will still apply, though moderation will be a LITTLE looser than elsewhere on the HUBB.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 5 Apr 2008
DarrenM's Avatar
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Coventry
Posts: 126
Charley Boorman off again

Looks like Charley is off on a new adventure using three wheels.

Charley learns about life on three-wheels - Bike Trader UK - News and Reviews Hub
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 5 Apr 2008
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Sheffield
Posts: 1,037
Good for him. Does that mean we can get enough another 10 page thread of 'things people don't like about Boorman and McGregor' on the go?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 5 Apr 2008
Caminando's Avatar
Moderated Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: DogZone Country
Posts: 1,227
Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by henryuk View Post
Good for him. Does that mean we can get enough another 10 page thread of 'things people don't like about Boorman and McGregor' on the go?

Well, it was actually an open discussion where people aired different views, as you would expect. Do you feel we should suppress such views?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 5 Apr 2008
Alexlebrit's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: West London
Posts: 922
And we can all be Ewan

Boorman had originally asked riders to gather at the Coventry Transport Museum but plans have now changed. To join him – and be part of the TV show to be aired on BBC2 in the autumn – be at M40 J10 at 8.30am on April 15. The organisers have issed instructions to go through the coach park and meet in the caravan park, postcode OX277RD.

Video: Charley Boorman launches his latest big trip - Motorcycle News - MCN

__________________
Happiness has 125 cc
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 5 Apr 2008
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Paide, Estonia
Posts: 349
Marketing clock is ticking well. Already available for pre-order is 320-page book about the trip that has not been started jet.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 5 Apr 2008
Alexlebrit's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: West London
Posts: 922
I'll be interested to see this actually as I have a feeling Charlie will be a lot less of a Charlie when he's not having to play the role of Ewan's blokey fart-lighting mate.
__________________
Happiness has 125 cc
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 5 Apr 2008
jkrijt's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 544
I'm looking forward to looking Long Way Down and his new trip on National Geographic
__________________
Jan Krijtenburg

The bike I ride is a Honda GoldWing GL1200 Aspencade and sometimes a 1978 Honda CB400T
http://jkrijt.home.xs4all.nl/ (my personal homepage with trip reports)
http://www.krijtenburg.nl/HU_BoZ/ (The HU Motorcycle Travellers Community in my area)
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 5 Apr 2008
pottsy's Avatar
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: london, uk.
Posts: 365
Good luck to him, i say!Although i found "...down" to be much less entertaining than "...round" - and expect "...up" to be even less so - i find Charley as a genuine bloke/biker who portrays our love of all things bikey very well.And as it seems to be his main (only?) source of work - compared to Ewan... - then fine, i'll be watching it!!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 5 Apr 2008
Dodger's Avatar
Large Golden Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 1,098
With a smaller crew and a less glitzy method of transport ,this looks like a much more down to earth travel documentary .A really good aspect is to "travel like the locals do " , we'll see what happens ![ With a cameraman called Mongo - remember " Blazing Saddles" ? - should be fun ]

This might turn out to be a bit like a biker's version of Michael Palin's - Around the World in 80 days .

I'm looking forward to watching it .

ps, Charley's missus isn't doing a very good job of dressing him these days , what a scruffy bugger ! [ ha ha !]
__________________
Blessed are the cracked, for they let in the light. - Spike Milligan
"When you come to a fork in the road ,take it ! When you come to a spoon in the road ,take that also ."
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 5 Apr 2008
Contributing Vendor
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Posts: 973
Not again!

My partner and I decided to go to South America back in about 2004. Being two up we decided on the R1150GS. A few months later LWR came out. Good fun, but when we finally got the money together for the 1150, there were the inevitable "Wot, like the LWR, then?" questions

Of course, if you then try and explain that, whilst you bought the bike after LWR, but had the idea before it, you end up looking like a childish git....

So now, only about 6 weeks after getting my Ural outfit that I hope to ride east on, this turns up! Now, I realise this post looks like a dumby being hurled from a pram, but that's because it is...

What does a HUBBer have to do to be original around here!? Aaaarrrgghh!
__________________
Adventure: it's an experience, not a style!
(so ride what you like, but ride it somewhere new!)
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 6 Apr 2008
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: worcestershire,uk
Posts: 170
Doh

You've gotta love the production values of this - Charley gives a flowing description of the route through Asia and the camera meticulously follows his old route on a map through Africa.

But hats off to him - he has found something that he loves doing, there is a strong market for it, and so he would be mad not to persue it as much as he wishes.

I wish that after my big trips in Africa that I'd had the drive to turn my passion for travel into a money making venture in any shape or form ie writing, photographing, filming, producing, fixing, or whatever, much like our own much loved Chris Scott and others have done.

We are mostly architects of our own situations so I say "good on him"
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 6 Apr 2008
NewAdventurerLee's Avatar
Gold Member
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South Wales, UK
Posts: 97
I have read in last weeks MCN that this trip is to be called 'By Any Means' and that only a very small part of it will be on a bike. Apparently its only the english leg that will be on a bike, a 1973 trumph cafe racer.

The rest will be on whatever transport is appropriate for the country being crossed. There will be camels, elephants, container ships, trains and a little swimming across the Bosphorus.

The only transport that will be avoided will be commercial airliners.

Should make interesting viewing, but a pity its not all on a bike !
__________________
'Never worry about things that YOU cant change'
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10 Apr 2008
Matt Cartney's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland
Posts: 1,351
Quote:
Originally Posted by NewAdventurerLee View Post
I have read in last weeks MCN that this trip is to be called 'By Any Means' and that only a very small part of it will be on a bike. Apparently its only the english leg that will be on a bike, a 1973 trumph cafe racer.

The rest will be on whatever transport is appropriate for the country being crossed. There will be camels, elephants, container ships, trains and a little swimming across the Bosphorus.

The only transport that will be avoided will be commercial airliners.

Should make interesting viewing, but a pity its not all on a bike !
Actually, that sounds far more interesting than I would have expected. Will tune in and give it a fair go!

Matt
__________________
http://adventure-writing.blogspot.com

http://scotlandnepal.blogspot.com/

*Disclaimer* - I am not saying my bike is better than your bike. I am not saying my way is better than your way. I am not mocking your religion/politics/other belief system. When reading my post imagine me sitting behind a frothing pint of ale, smiling and offering you a bag of peanuts. This is the sentiment in which my post is made. Please accept it as such!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 10 Apr 2008
duncanc99's Avatar
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Nottingham,UK
Posts: 9
charley

Good luck to Charlie on his trip,i just hope he behaves himself going thru borders,as he had a slight problem at gatwick on LWD when he gave the wrong answer when asked have you any bombs on you.!!!
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 19 Apr 2008
stuxtttr's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Lutterworth,Midlands, UK
Posts: 471
I had a cracking day with loads of other bikers. Charley seems like a nice bloke and wish him all the best on his trip. He is just living the dream
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Helmet cams, Now you too can be a Proper Charley! ( or Ewan) Martynbiker Equipment Reviews 18 7 Jul 2010 18:38

 
 


HU DVD Summer Special!

Now that summer is here, get On the Road! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - On the Road! 2-DVD set until August 31 only. Get On the Road! Learn the tips to staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure!

Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.

"A fantastic, informative and inspirational DVD."

"It's brilliant - thank you very much!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'ONTHEROAD' on your order when you checkout.


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:00.