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My son met a guy on the road who was riding "The Long Way Round" on a GS1150 ,following the same route that Ewan and Charlie took and wearing identical gear .The guy said that he wanted to do this ,so that he could tell the folks back home that he'd ridden the long way round !Sad ,very sad !

Jealousy will get ya nowhere Roger!...............

I agree it is a lil sad that so many folks have little imagination....but as it has been said before.." Imitation, is the sincerest form of flattery"


I just wish I could afford to "copy" Ewan n Charley!!
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at least I don’t look like one of the Village People




We could almost be twins........or should that be "are we expecting twins?"

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I got the feeling the two of them fell out after the Africa trip. things seemed quite strained on that, especially with ewans wife elbowing her way in, then on by any means Charlie described Russ as his best mate, which used to be a position reserved for ewan.

maybe now he has made his money off the back of ewan he thinks russ will be of more use to him!

nearly laughed when I met charlie at the adventure show and he said he was going to do the dakar, but fair play, he had a fair bash, and riding 400 miles with broken hands, thats pretty hard in my book. had the same injury to one hand falling off my bike years ago and it really hurt just laying in the back of the ambulance, never mind riding with it!
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Did anyone else catch Charlie's appearence on " Famous and Fearless"??
It was on last week on channel/e4 (i think!)
Hosted by Chris Evans it was a sort of Celebrity Generation Game meets Gladiators (the game show)
Only just caught the event where the male celeb's (!) had to race enduro bikes over a short farm track
Charlie was really sweating over that one,you could hear his ass twitching for miles!

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I met Charlie at one of his talks last year and he seemed to be a lovely guy. We had a bit of a chat before the show, even though I had never met him before, and a little longer one with him and Si Pavey afterwards at the book signing. All I can say is that I warmed to him more than I expected and I suspect that if you could afford to go on one of his Africa trips with him, he would be good company. Listening to him talk warmly about both Ewan and Russ, I felt that the differences in the way he sees the two guys is more to do with him being far more of a petrol head and biker than Ewan, and therefore maybe wanting to spend more time than Ewan on trips, and Russ' 'greater willingness' and 'greater availability' over Ewan for doing stuff. They make a good team - simples. I'm a little disappointed to see the derogatory remarks about him, just because he isn't as hard core as some of our own contributors
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Did anyone else catch Charlie's appearence on " Famous and Fearless"??
It was on last week on channel/e4 (i think!)
Hosted by Chris Evans it was a sort of Celebrity Generation Game meets Gladiators (the game show)
Only just caught the event where the male celeb's (!) had to race enduro bikes over a short farm track
Charlie was really sweating over that one,you could hear his ass twitching for miles!

Andy
nah, saw it advertised but 'celebrities' doing highly sanitised 'dangerous' stuff isn't really my bag.
I did watch 71 degrees north which I really enjoyed, despite the fact that you knew all that 'highly dangerous stuff' wasn't likely to be all that dangerous. it did look pretty tough (and unpleasant in places) the end result was a bit of a suprise too.
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I'm a little disappointed to see the derogatory remarks about him, just because he isn't as hard core as some of our own contributors
It is an interesting phenomena, how some individuals, hardcore or whatever they consider themselves, keep "benchmarking" against Charley & Ewan. ...isn't it?
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It is an interesting phenomena, how some individuals, hardcore or whatever they consider themselves, keep "benchmarking" against Charley & Ewan. ...isn't it?
This thread is due for it's old age pension about now!

Allow me to sumarise, and hopefully avoid this one hitting another 203 posts:

The actor and his mate did a couple of trips.
Some guys liked the **** jokes, others are more than 9 years old.
Some ignored the **** jokes and found it insprirational.
(some perhaps found the ****ing inspirational, but kept this to themselves).
Some found the camera team and BMW support truck a distraction.
Some guys bought the same kit to look like a Charlie.
Some guys looked like a Charlie already.
Some guys bought the same kit to ride places.
Some guys bought different kit and rode places.
Some guys did none of the above.
We had a nice long chat about it, applied the bandages, got most of the stains out of the electronic carpet and agreed we might have a point but some of us had lost it.

You can't deny we've had out fun out it regardless of which position you take

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Some guys bought the same kit to look like a Charlie.
Some guys looked like a Charlie already.
Some guy painted (Ewan and) Charlie's faces on the tank of his bike.

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Damn. Just when I thought I'd seen it all. I don't think I could concentrate on my riding with those two grinning into my crotch.
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Nice paint job ; ) lol
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Damn. Just when I thought I'd seen it all. I don't think I could concentrate on my riding with those two grinning into my crotch.
Rather than him idolising ("feeling inspired by") them, maybe its reverse psychology: They are simultaneously giving him a BJ?
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Rather than him idolising ("feeling inspired by") them, maybe its reverse psychology: They are simultaneously giving him a BJ?

Well if this were the case wouldn't you paint their face(s) around the filler cap with their mouth positioned so when you fill up the nossle ..... you get the idea.
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I think I feel ill!!
there are some seriously disturbed people out there!!
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that tank painting is a hoot still at least it gives the GS rider a reason to smile
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