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Hellboy fancies Charlie Boorman!!


Does your wife know about your unhealthy obsession with Boorman??!
Haha, thanks for saying what I was thinking Nath....I was trying to be as diplomatic as possible. An alternative view could be that Hellboy is actually Charley Boorman trying to sling around a bit of beef. No doubt fat Russ will be along soon to add his considerable and expanding 'weight' to the argument.

I think I've probably been issued with my first Charley Boorman Fan Club fatwa.
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Hello
I'm bored and since on this trip I don't have the money to go partying, I have just read this thread and got entertained for free.
So here my two cent.

When I started my trip in North America, quite often people asked me if I knew Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman "they did the same thing you do and made a movie about it".
"Yes I know Ewan McGregor, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jedi Master, able to control the mind of the weak by using the Force."

All the anger that LWD, LWR triggers comes from confusion.
Nowadays, thanks to Reality-TV, many people can't distinguish betweeen reality and fiction.

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman are starring in a documentary style movie that looks more like a "making of" version of this movie.

Did they ride the whole thing?
Yes, of course, that was their job, so did the drivers of the support crew.
But, are there any discussions in overlander forums if those drivers were heros or not?
I don't think so, that was their job in the production.
Was there a script, was there a mechanic, were some scenes "faked"?
Yes,Yes,and Yes.
IT WAS A BIG TV PRODUKTION.

I have to say I never watched it comletly, only parts on Youtube.

Is it good? Yes it's a well made expensiv TV production with an internatonal superstar and a guy I don't know.
Does it inspiere other Biker to go travelling? I hope so.
Are people allowed to by those BMWs and fit them with Touratech stuff? Of course, James Bond helped selling a lot of cars.

Shoulden't we discuss about the acting performance of the actors rather than how real it was?
Yes, after the star wars movie everybody discussed the performence of Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi, only some retarded people discussed if the light-saber can cut through metall and if the Force really can control the mind of the weak.

So lets enjoy entertainmend for what it is and go out there riding the road where no man has gone before.
(which will be hard to find)

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From experience of this forum, there's nothing more emotive than either saying BMW GSs are sh!te or Ewen and Thingy are overrated prats.
Overrated prats? I'm just tired of exagerations and shit. Not nice to slander people. I would never say that other bikes than the one I happen to ride at the moment are shit. Peoples taste and preferences are not the same. We are different. Why judge someone that one have never met because his dad is a well known film maker? I don't have time with this now. There has been a water flooding over the recording studio I run earlier today and water has come down inside the studio. Nightmare.
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Overrated prats? I'm just tired of exagerations and shit. Not nice to slander people. I would never say that other bikes than the one I happen to ride at the moment are shit. Peoples taste and preferences are not the same. We are different. Why judge someone that one have never met because his dad is a well known film maker? I don't have time with this now. There has been a water flooding over the recording studio I run earlier today and water has come down inside the studio. Nightmare.
Slander? You're having a laugh . Everybody has opinions on all sorts of topics and people. Because mine is different to yours, doesn't make it shit, thanks a lot.

Suggestion: Go and sort the roof on your recording studio (I appreciate the situation must be very stressful), and when you're more compus mentis, come back and have a normal discussion. Have you watched the TV episodes that the OP mentioned? Do you have any input on this topic?

PS. I've just given the game away, haven't I, on the 2 most emotive HUBB-topics, that are GS & E/T. So, just like Lance A, in a face saving load of BS I will stress again, The GS is a WONDERful engineering masterpiece and Thingy is my biggest evvva role model. My ultimate porno-image is Thingy on a GS, pulling a wheelie, shortly before crashing into his cameraman.

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I hope the water didn't damage your life sized poster of Charlie Boorman!!
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I hope the water didn't damage your life sized poster of Charlie Boorman!!
Classic mate, proper burst out laughing when I read this.
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Overrated prats? I'm just tired of exagerations and shit. Not nice to slander people. I would never say that other bikes than the one I happen to ride at the moment are shit. Peoples taste and preferences are not the same. We are different. Why judge someone that one have never met because his dad is a well known film maker? I don't have time with this now. There has been a water flooding over the recording studio I run earlier today and water has come down inside the studio. Nightmare.

Dear Hellboy,

I don't wish to be pedantic, but I think you actually mean libel and not slander. For your information, Libel is the written word and slander is the spoken word. Btw, I bet you ride a BMW Touratw@t equiped GS1200, don't you?

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Overrated prats? I'm just tired of exagerations and shit. Not nice to slander people. I would never say that other bikes than the one I happen to ride at the moment are shit. Peoples taste and preferences are not the same. We are different. Why judge someone that one have never met because his dad is a well known film maker? I don't have time with this now. There has been a water flooding over the recording studio I run earlier today and water has come down inside the studio. Nightmare.
It's quite alright to slander me though isn't it hellboy? 'Peoples tastes and preferences are different? We are different? why judge someone that you have never met' Maybe you should listen to your own advice and wind your neck in? Clean your studio out, have a good bang on the drum kit, back a and sort your head out.
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There has been a water flooding over the recording studio I run earlier today and water has come down inside the studio. Nightmare.
Sorry to hear that, hope the situation is recoverable without huge difficulty.

Maybe I'll bring a nerdy angle to this 'hot topic'.

I've never had strong opinions about EM or CB. Until I read that CB was to drive a Routemaster bus at the Ace Cafe!
What!!!!!!
The hate welled up inside. I had to go and see this. Maybe with rotten tomatoes.

As long as I can remember I've wanted a London Routemaster bus. I got within a whisker's when LT sold off a batch for £2000 each to pre-approved buyers. But the annual cost of permanent indoor storage within sensible reach of my home put it out of bounds.
And now, at the Ace, here was CB within easy tomato-throwing distance climbing up into the cab. How could this be??

Sitting right there behind a Routemaster steering wheel!! Just because ..... well, just because....

While the cameras whirred Charley engaged the pre-selector. Then smiling at all the right lenses, and wrestling the wheel with a flourish, he made a pretty good fist of driving the majestic double-decker out of the car park to neatly join the traffic on the North Circular Road. So all was right with the world again. He's an ok guy after all!

Any bus anoraks here, get yourself onto a (new) No. 38 Routemaster from Victoria, upstairs right at the front.
Like being on a grand ocean liner. Huge wrap-around windows floor to ceiling. Comfy seats. Silence as the bus pulls away. S-m-o-o-t-h, even on the beat-up London bus lanes.
Maybe these'll be pensioned off one day....
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Dear Hellboy,

I don't wish to be pedantic, but I think you actually mean libel and not slander. For your information, Libel is the written word and slander is the spoken word. Btw, I bet you ride a BMW Touratw@t equiped GS1200, don't you?

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English is my third language so I do screw up every once in awhile.

I used to ride this for quite many years....



My first bike actually. It had a car tire on the back. And then I had a Panhead from -48. And then I had a side valve from -47. And then I had a Knucklehead with a side car from -36. And then I had a Fatboy from -01. And now I have the Beemer. Want to get a Ural with a side car just for fun.

What do you ride?
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It's quite alright to slander me though isn't it hellboy?
Well what if CB actually is a member of this community? Is it ok for you to write about him the way you do? I won´t fall into the "well you slander me back" trap.
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Sorry to hear that, hope the situation is recoverable without huge difficulty.
Thank you. Very kind. I will know on wednesday how things are. Or perhaps tomorrow if I´m lucky. Hectic day. Total nightmare with water floodings. Among many other things there is a SSL sound console, a Steinway grand and lots of other very expensive stuff in the studio. It might be that the water only ended up on top of the studio roof. The studio itself is built like a separate building inside a large room. Abit hard to explain but the whole structure is totally separated from the building that surrounds it to minimize vibrations. Best case scenario is that I only have to replace 5 or 6 plasterboards but the worst scenario is to more or less take down the whole bloody studio. There are fans and dehumidifiers up there now to dry everything up. But I will know more tomorrow. Bloody nightmare.

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Maybe I'll bring a nerdy angle to this 'hot topic'.

I've never had strong opinions about EM or CB. Until I read that CB was to drive a Routemaster bus at the Ace Cafe!
What!!!!!!
The hate welled up inside. I had to go and see this. Maybe with rotten tomatoes.

As long as I can remember I've wanted a London Routemaster bus. I got within a whisker's when LT sold off a batch for £2000 each to pre-approved buyers. But the annual cost of permanent indoor storage within sensible reach of my home put it out of bounds.
And now, at the Ace, here was CB within easy tomato-throwing distance climbing up into the cab. How could this be??

Sitting right there behind a Routemaster steering wheel!! Just because ..... well, just because....

While the cameras whirred Charley engaged the pre-selector. Then smiling at all the right lenses, and wrestling the wheel with a flourish, he made a pretty good fist of driving the majestic double-decker out of the car park to neatly join the traffic on the North Circular Road. So all was right with the world again. He's an ok guy after all!

Any bus anoraks here, get yourself onto a (new) No. 38 Routemaster from Victoria, upstairs right at the front.
Like being on a grand ocean liner. Huge wrap-around windows floor to ceiling. Comfy seats. Silence as the bus pulls away. S-m-o-o-t-h, even on the beat-up London bus lanes.
Maybe these'll be pensioned off one day....
Yeah those buses are cool. You should check if this one is still up for sale.....

The London Sale: Original 1966 Routemaster expected to fetch £30,000 at Christie's auction | Mail Online

Could make a fine 4 room apartment.....
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but what the hell......

On 3rd September last, that bus went for £67,250. Fat lot of good their 20,000 - 30,000 estimate was!
The £2000 deal years and years ago had a whole load of conditions attached, to stop exactly the sort of thing you mentioned. People turning them into cafes and homes. Or exporting them.

Apart from the cost of storage, I had another problem.
Of course, owning one of these would only be any fun if you can park it outside your house and drive it to the shops.
Well, I live in a dead-end road, the only access being under a low bridge.
So it's a non-starter really!
And single-deckers? (as friends suggested) - well, they just don't have it somehow!
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but what the hell......
.... and definitely much more interesting than reading a lot of the drivel (including mine ) written in this thread. Bring on some OK weather so that people can get out on their bikes, rather than spouting bollox on here.
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I've been thinking about buying a double decker but I'm unsure if it will get to all the places I want to go.

How off roadable are they?
Can I add more lights?
What tyres?
Or should I just get a single decker so I can definitely do all those pistes but still blend in with the locals?

ps I'm planning a weekend trip in the summer to Birmingham (Stockholm is now out due to reports of angry mobs), so any advice greatly appreciated.

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