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from The Press Association: Ewan to hit the road with his dog?

Ewan McGregor is in for a ruff ride - after gearing up his pet to ride in a motorbike sidecar.The keen biker, who was accompanied by pal Charley Boorman for his adventure series Long Way Round and Long Way Down, reckons his family dog could be his next sidekick for a lengthy ride.
Ewan, star of the Star Wars prequels and Trainspotting, has even bought the animal a set of "doggles" - goggles for dogs.
The Hollywood star said he is aiming to bike across South America next, and may opt to shun human company.
"I might go on my own. I got a dog, Sid. I've trained him to ride in my side car and I thought we could do a trip together," he said.
Ewan was speaking as he publicised his latest film The Ghost, which received its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival at the weekend.
The political thriller is based on the book by Robert Harris and has been directed by Roman Polanski, who is still under house arrest in Switzerland facing possible extradition to the US.
Ewan said: "He's not afraid of saying, 'It looks really stupid when you do that like that' but it's just his way and it's never any way of an attack or whatever.
"Maybe it's being British but we're used to politeness in a way that your ego's slightly dented at first with his brusqueness, but once I saw that's him I knew it was never a personal thing. And his direction is unbelievably good," he added.


just for the record.
I don't have a problem with EM or CB. I have all 3 dvd's and enjoyed watching LWR.

I did not think LWD was as good, to many of them infront of the camera for my liking


and yes if they asked me to ride through south america as a body guard for them I would...but behind the camera and on my AT with all the homemade shit on it ,ang not forgetting my fee of £18.76p

Remember these are TV show's and not 100% how it is when you go on your trip.

Also if it get's more people out on bike's or aware of bikers that's great.

ps anyone got Ewan's phone number....Woof Woof...


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@Alexlebrit

+1

I too got into biking becasue of LWR/LWD and race to dakar (or RTD). I too have yet to go more then 50 miles away from my home for longer then 3 days and I too wanted the Derbi Terra with Alu boxes becasue it looked like a GS 1200.

I like the shows because I thought heading round the world with your mate on motorbikes was cool.

there is a Adventre on you door step if you live in leeds

in this area we are out almost every weekend.

we also do a lot of wild camping .keep a eye on the ride out's page.

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sweet, sounds interesting!

I shall keep my eyes peeled
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Not sure if this link has been put up anywhere else: Charley Boorman Live Tour Charley is on tour at a venue near (unless you live in London...) you soon

"All of this is being pulled together with one of the few people who’d dare to ask those ‘awkward’ questions, Billy Biketruck. Billy will be your host for the show - interviewing Charley and Simon and getting to the nitty gritty. Be shocked at the questions - and be doubly shocked at some of the answers!!!"

So it won't be scripted at all. Wonder if they'll have teleprompters? It would appear that there was no slot for him at Ripley in June.

Hey Dazzer:He's in Bradford on 18th March. Fancy going? A bargain at 21 quid.

Hang on. Following is a reply by me to a comment by someone on advrider ( Ewan McGregor and Charley Boormans email - Page 2 - ADVrider ) that E and C were deserving of a break, that they are living the dream and some people resent them for being rich and famous:

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I only resent Charlie, not Ewan.

Lots of people only dream it. It's not difficult to do a round the world or trans-Africa bike trip. You need time, money and a bit of organisation. I appreciate many of us struggle raising the money and having the time.

Before LWR, Charlie had lots of time (being an unemployed actor/carpet fitter), his mate Ewan bankrolled the whole trip and they had everything organised for them by a back office crew numbering about 10 (who leeched information from people like Austin Vince and others) in addition to all the logistical support they had on the road.

Then all Charlie can contribute is to complain because Arai (or was it Shoei?) and KTM won't give them free stuff, light his own farts and run into the back of their cameraman when pulling dangerous wheelies for the locals.
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So I don't think I'll be going after all.

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that E and C were deserving of a break, that they are living the dream and some people resent them for being rich and famous
I don't resent them for being rich and famous and using this to live the dream of riding round the world. I resent them for being rich, and squandering this over an obsession with fame and image where they'd prioritise making ropey television shows over seeing and understanding the places they're privildged enough to get to visit.

Their television shows don't give us an insight into the places they travel through, and they don't show how easy it is and that anyone can experience it for themselves. Instead it's all about shameless self glorification. Barely more valid than claiming you shagged Ashley Cole to get your face on the front page of the Sun.
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Hey Dazzer:He's in Bradford on 18th March. Fancy going? A bargain at 21 quid.

£21....Now let me think

thats a full tank of gas on my bike...or a night sat in front of CB and co...

I bet Austin would do a Talk and Clean my bike for £21


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Hi Dazzer,

Austin would talk about it but what's the chance of him cleaning your bike when you look at his own machines eh!
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Hi Dazzer,

Austin would talk about it but what's the chance of him cleaning your bike when you look at his own machines eh!

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Well ol Charlie and Ewan might be planning a West Africa trip!! speaking with an overland truck driver on the way down he said there LW team contacted the head office for route info.

That could be an interesting one on an overloaded 1200!
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long way up????????

I was at a land rover garage last week and saw 3 newish 09 plated 110s for sale with longway up logos all over them with the words for sale due to not being required by production company as cancelled contract yours for £26k

these defenders were fully kitted and prepped for RTW or long distance... were also advertised in autotrader.....

Maybe they have changed their minds on using british support vehcles ?

I bet they will still have bmws.... Bet they wont do a ted simons and use triumph (more reliable than a bmw.... you will always find your way home..

They could try to impress us and go unsupported with only what they can carry and a cheap video camara
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I was at a land rover garage last week and saw 3 newish 09 plated 110s for sale with longway up logos all over them with the words for sale due to not being required by production company as cancelled contract yours for £26k

these defenders were fully kitted and prepped for RTW or long distance... were also advertised in autotrader.....

Maybe they have changed their minds on using british support vehcles ?

I bet they will still have bmws.... Bet they wont do a ted simons and use triumph (more reliable than a bmw.... you will always find your way home..

They could try to impress us and go unsupported with only what they can carry and a cheap video camara
If they did ditch the support crews, fixers, armed guards, first aiders, mechanics, shoe lace repair specialist personal etc, they would earn a bit of respect in my eyes.

There's no reason it can't be just the three of them with Claudio doing all the film work. Stick Claudio in a beat up landie with maybe one kick ass ex SAS body guard for Ewan. Hell, they can even have a toolkit and beadbreaker on the landie.

I might even manage to sit through the first episode unlike the last one.

I think they have had a lot of stick from the non sunday biker motorcycle press. I remember Lois Pryces interview with Charlie in TBM which was hilarious. He was trying to pipe flowers up her arse and you could just see the expression on her face from the words in the magazine lol.

Maybe these experiences have persuaded them to stop being complete clueless tossers and see what the real deal is all about ! I'd have LOOOADS more fun watching them blast about Africa looking for a tyre shop or trying to organise DHL to ship in spare parts for their bikes !
I'd even watch a whole episode of "Ewan and Charlie try to fix their broken down BMW's"

THAT'S ADVENTURE !! Not "Today we're having a major problem in Africa today. One of the support crew stole my moisturiser"
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Just saw this, made me laugh…

YouTube - EWAN AND THINGY (EPISODE 1 of 9) PREPARATIONS

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YouTube - EWAN AND THINGY (EPISODE 1 of 9) PREPARATIONS

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Yeah... That's been floated around here a bit. Still makes me laugh everytime I watch it
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YouTube - EWAN AND THINGY (EPISODE 1 of 9) PREPARATIONS

heheheehehee

AH AH AH!

This is awesome, I did not know it!

Thanks for posting it!
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Wow what a kettle of scorpions that was.

Did I know just what I was starting with this thread. Anyhow since then I have signed uo for a GSa and have had to lose a loy of 'treats' to keep it. I still 'plan' the big one, and after a visit to Rivington Barn (those in N/w UK will know) I am still getting over the looks received (look at him posing stockbroker type) Well no, I am a struggling bulder who just wants the same as many here. Mrs B still not convinced that RTW is better than ROG (round our garden) , but shes going for CBT next saturday, so the seed is planted. I wiuld of course sell the 09 GSa and get a battered old 1150 if RTW becons. Stay the REET WAY UP . 9-). PS: anyone else find that damn organ music irritating on the HU videos. ????
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