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I can blame women

You'll be glad to know it worked, so single ladies form an orderly queue haha!


Martin....One woman is NOT called a queue!
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I can unashamedly say it was a combination of Ted Simon's "Jupiter's Travels" and "Easy Rider".

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RR Inspiration

Let's see....so far....

a book or two
a movie or two
a TV show
a cologne ad


might have even been an ex wife or husband in there somewhere....

....but no 'Ride Reports' have served as inspiration...

...Hmmmmmmm...



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I was wondering when someone would bring up Simon's Jupiter's Travels.

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When in kindergarten in Vancouver I asked my beautiful teacher where she lived. On Saturday morning I set off and visited her on my scooter, foot powered scooter of course. She was amazed as were my parents. For some it's just in the blood. Linzi.
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When in kindergarten in Vancouver I asked my beautiful teacher where she lived. On Saturday morning I set off and visited her on my scooter, foot powered scooter of course. She was amazed as were my parents. For some it's just in the blood. Linzi.
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The post asks "What got you going?"
I think it meant geographically, not hormonally!....
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Chris Bright's website keeps giving me more inspiration to do more trips!

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Also thinking about it, Chris Scott's excellent AMH book, particulary that front cover picture, now that just makes you want to get out and 'do a trip'

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It wasn't one picture, it was a whole lot put together end to end that got me inspired. When it was finally released to the public this is what you saw:



For those of you that don't remember it was a film where Cliff Richard and co drove a London bus to Greece, singing and dancing all the way. I wasn't too bothered about the singing and stuff but the scenery and the whole idea of overlanding to Greece looked great. Within a few years I'd made it to Southend on my Lambretta and a few years after that finally got to Athens on a CB77 Honda.



Cliff used to live just up the road from me at the time and a bunch of us went up to his house on our bicycles, all starry eyed, to get his autograph. He told us to off. I've never bought any of his records since!
Cliff projects the good christian boy image. So give us a clue what he said to you! I've heard him say F*** off to Gordon Ramsay when he (Cliff)blindtasted and slagged his own wine....So tell us! What did he say?!
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Would people hate me if I actually confessed that I didnt like Jupiters Travels..

I read it when I was planning my first major trip and found it quite boring and really hard to read. Maybe I was too young as the time (25)... Is it a generation thing ??? Do people just say they love it because its bit of a cult icon and they fear that they will be chastised if they appear not to "get it" !! Whatever "it" may be ??

Maybe I should read it again......

I've just read his latest offering "Dreaming of Jupiter" and I found that much more enjoyable.
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Would people hate me if I actually confessed that I didnt like Jupiters Travels..

I read it when I was planning my first major trip and found it quite boring and really hard to read. Maybe I was too young as the time (25)... Is it a generation thing ??? Do people just say they love it because its bit of a cult icon and they fear that they will be chastised if they appear not to "get it" !! Whatever "it" may be ??

Maybe I should read it again......

I've just read his latest offering "Dreaming of Jupiter" and I found that much more enjoyable.

Hi Ted

Well, I have got to agree with you, I got the book when it originally came out and could not follow it then.
Last year, a mate of mine got the book, could not 'get on' with it and passed it on to me, I did have another attempt at reading it, but still no joy, perhaps the first time I attempted it I was too young, and now I am too old


Some perhaps may now say Tedmagnum and I are just too stupid!
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Some perhaps may now say Tedmagnum and I are just too stupid!
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Would people hate me if I actually confessed that I didnt like Jupiters Travels..

I read it when I was planning my first major trip and found it quite boring and really hard to read. Maybe I was too young as the time (25)... Is it a generation thing ??? Do people just say they love it because its bit of a cult icon and they fear that they will be chastised if they appear not to "get it" !! Whatever "it" may be ??

Maybe I should read it again......

I've just read his latest offering "Dreaming of Jupiter" and I found that much more enjoyable.
I would give Jupiter a try again sometime. Might work for you at some point.

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I'll be dating myself as my first inspirations go back a few years, before most MC travel books or movies. I started on mini bikes at around 8 years old and gradually moved up. As a kid growing up surfing on the beach in Malibu and Santa Monica we traveled to Baja to Surf. Beaches in SoCal were so crowded in these years that Baja became a viable alternative. This about '62 or so. Surfing and riding go together .... always have.

When my older buddy got his license, we went down to Mexico on our own .... I was 15. We took our boards and our Honda 50's (which had been converted to dirt bikes). Later we took our Bultaco race bikes along.
Somehow riding down there seemed so "Exotic". This peaked my interest.

My friends' older brothers let us tag along to the races at Ascot Park, near Long Beach, California. Ascot was the most famous flat track venue in the world in the 1960's and 70's. It was huge in those years .... ask anyone who was there. Here I saw all the legends ... but crazy Dave Aldana was one of my favs. This was all before famous American GP world champs like Kenny Roberts, Freddie Spencer, Wayne Rainey and Kevin Schwantz came to Flat tracking. They all went from flat track racing to road racing and showed the world how to ride a motorcycle. Americans dominated Moto GP for 15 years.

Around this time came "On Any Sunday" which I'm sure was huge inspiration to many. But did you know motorcycles and Surf movies shared the screen before Bruce Brown's epic docu-drama? Well, it's true. So right away, bikes were firmly implanted in my small brain which had been soaked in salt water and sand since age 5.

I loved everything about Mexico as a kid and still do today. I took a couple Adventure rides in Baja in the early 70's on a Honda CL185. Later took off for parts unknown South, hauling a 350 Jawa on the back of our camper.
At some point caught a serious travel bug and somehow I've never really recovered.

First Adventure rider I ever heard of was Danny Liska. A famous BS artist
and hustler.

Patrick


Thank's .just remembered Basil still has my copy of any sunday.

Used to watch all the biker movies of the 60's and 70's and could not wait to get to the USA and ride.

I did in June 1987 and spent 6 month's on a 1958 pan head...well I spent more time fixing it than riding it


But It did hold out for the 30 state tour

Still have a soft spot for HD's { no joke's please }

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In order of occurance:

Steve McQueen in the Great Escape

A German I met in Udaipur when I was a callow youth of 19. I realised 'backpkacking' could never be as cool as, um... 'panniering'!

Stumbling across Chris Scott's 'Desert Biking' in Waterstons. The picture of a Yam Tenere in the Sahara on the cover was the coolest thing I'd ever seen. So much so that I took a very similar picture of my own Yam in the Sahara many years later.

An inability to knuckle down to a career!

Matt

PS- I liked Jupiter's Travels up until the point he joined the hippy commune. The book started rambling a bit there IMHO. Still a great book though, and an unusual journey for the time.
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