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Thumbs up Bike Mag Helge Pedersen

Not Sure if it belongs here,
but Bike Mag are doing a supplement celebrating BMW GS they have a interesting article on Helge Pedersen & 1 or 2 other well or lesser well known people.
good 'Tiffin' reading.
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gs supplement

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what issue does the supplement come with or is it on sale separatley I live in canada so I'LL try to get family to buy it for me

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How's Helge doing?


We get BIKE a month late ... will check it out if it ever shows up. The Brits take the copies they haven't sold in the UK at the end of the month ... and send them to America. Thanks guys.

For a while Helge was promoting his own tour company. I heard a rider got killed on one of his tours ... haven't seen an ad or anything about the company since. Anyone have first hand info on this or a link? I think his tours cost $6 or $7,000 USD. Anyone ride on one know details?

Helge was the first guy to really do RTW on a bike and document it with really good photos. We had a copy of his book but we gave it away. Excellent.

Helge lacks the personality and humor of a Ted Simon or Austin Vince. But he'd be my first choice if my BMW broke down ... but after following his rides on BMW's ... I'm convinced I'd never own one ... or drag one across the Darien.

I met Helge at one of his slide shows, he was living/working with Tourtech out of Seattle, probably owns the company by now. Good business man.
His show had great photos but he had no story to go with it. He seemed to attack travel rather than enjoy it. Each his own I guess. Really hitched his wagon to BMW.
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For a while Helge was promoting his own tour company. I heard a rider got killed on one of his tours ... haven't seen an ad or anything about the company since. Anyone have first hand info on this or a link? I think his tours cost $6 or $7,000 USD. Anyone ride on one know details?
It's true that a rider got killed, if I remember right he crashed with a huge truck somewhere in Russia.

Helge is still in business, GlobeRiders´┐Ż - Your Motorcycle Adventure Touring Company - Come Ride the World with Us!
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what issue does the supplement come with or is it on sale separatley I live in canada so I'LL try to get family to buy it for me cheers nobby
Nobby it is in August edition or go here for a non Bike GS 30 years
http://www.bmw-motorrad.no/se/sv/fas...agazin_EAL.pdf (it is different from bike mag not red it yet)
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How's Helge doing?
For a while Helge was promoting his own tour company. I heard a rider got killed on one of his tours ... haven't seen an ad or anything about the company since. Anyone have first hand info on this or a link? I think his tours cost $6 or $7,000 USD. Anyone ride on one know details?

Helge lacks the personality and humor of a Ted Simon or Austin Vince. But he'd be my first choice if my BMW broke down ... but after following his rides on BMW's ... I'm convinced I'd never own one ... or drag one across the Darien.
in the advert is a link to [url=http://www.globeriders.com]GlobeRiders
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Helge lacks the personality and humor of a Ted Simon or Austin Vince.
... you have to remember English is not his first language. Humour is very difficult to convey successfully in a foreign language, but I think he does an admirable job if you take the time and listen. He's made me laugh a few times.

Ted Simon is a nice guy, but not that funny IMHO. Austin, well, he's the man - no argument there.
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... you have to remember English is not his first language. Humour is very difficult to convey successfully in a foreign language, but I think he does an admirable job if you take the time and listen. He's made me laugh a few times.
That's true. The way to tell a story for a US-group is totally different then the way stories are told in Norway. This goes for both humor and how you focus the story. But Helge has been in US for a long time so it's a bit strange if he hasn't adapted.
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