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Photo by Igor Djokovic, camping above San Juan river, Arizona USA

I haven't been everywhere...
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a Welsh road with gates causes NASA levels of preparation
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If there is a target audience I might be in it, I'm not able to travel to remote places / for long periods and how she goes about her travels is how I'd like to think I would too if given the opportunity, so I like to dip in and enjoy it vicariously
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Thanks to our moderator Tim Cullis for doing a good job taking some posts off here in this thread. To fall to such a low level to call persons who have said something positive about IB for «fanboys» is beyond mature behaviour…..

I think IB is great! Especially her filming and video editing skills are fantastic when you know she is completely alone filming and editing. And she has made 3 episodes of 20-30 minutes pr week for years! Thats a fantastic achivement!

I also like the fact that she rides more off the beaten track than 95 % of other travellers and I have met and seen. I also like the fact that she interact quite a bit with the locals and even seek out ethnical minorities and get to hear their stories and share them with her viewers. Not many travellers do that.

Also she got a profession (geology) that is at times very useful and she explains many an odd things from a geologist point of view. I find that very interesting and not many travellers has such a background….


I also think she is quite modest and unsolicited and not the type thats like «look at me how cool and adventorous I am» as quite a few other travellers seem to be at times…

Yes IB has gone a bit commercial. But then again she does what she does for a living now and have done so for years already. And as we all know travel with a motorbike around the globe is quite costly nowadays…and I actually envy her a bit that she can make money of the things she does. I think many travellers would like to do the same….

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Just had a Facebook group to join suggestion appear in my timeline: IB's "Fan Club"

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1233...957/?ref=share

According to the stat in the intro it has 34 thousand members. She's doing something right. The gender/age stats of the membership was unavailable. I'm guessing I likely also fit into the fan club's demographic


Post script on 23.07.23. Despite telling my Facebook app that I didn't want to join IB's fanclub, the suggestion to join the club is back again tonight. That teaches me to delete my app cookies today! The "Itchy Booters", these are people inspired by her, has now reached 38k. That's 4 thousand more in just 6 weeks. Sensational

I think I'm off to join the Far Side!
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Ha ha... I was turned onto this thread by a friend who knows of my "IB" (irritable bowel??) encounters. I caught hell / was expected to "answer for" the IB a few years ago when she knowingly and illegally flew her drone in Torres del Paine National Park.

I certainly wouldn't be surprised to hear she's doing it again.
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Itchy boots again

Check out poor old itchy boots stuck in the mud !
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Check out poor old itchy boots stuck in the mud !
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Not only was she stuck in the mud but now her bike is on the back of a pickup truck after her clutch plates burnt out and she was towed by rope 140kms to the border with Cote D'Ivoire.

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If you're stuck in mud to the point where you destroy your clutch trying to get out that's serious mud!

Maybe I should watch the last couple of episodes, I've not been on youtube for ages.
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Does anyone know if Noraly is posting in more or less real time? or has all of this happened some time ago? I never see or hear any references to dates or time of the year.
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always get a time at start of her video !!
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She is always a few weeks behind - I suspect partly down to the editing process but also for her own security.
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She usually posts 6-8 weeks late….
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To fall to such a low level to call persons who have said something positive about IB for «fanboys» is beyond mature behaviour…..

I think IB is great! Especially her filming and video editing skills are fantastic when you know she is completely alone filming and editing. And she has made 3 episodes of 20-30 minutes pr week for years! Thats a fantastic achivement!

I think your post was good and I am an Itchy Boots fan.

Most of us are probably jealous of Itchy Boots on some level.

Anytime you post about yourself online, you knowingly/ unknowingly open yourself up to ridicule.

One thing that annoys me about Itchy Boots videos is she claims to be "alone" the whole time. I am pretty confident that this is not always the case, but I think she pretends it is that way to get more views and support.

You can always find fault if you look for it hard enough. I can't imagine it being all that "fun" having to document all of your interactions on an international motorcycle trip. I'm sure she has a lot of security concerns just with the dollar value of her camera equipment alone. Her trip probably isn't as "fun" as it looks. She's probably only posting the exciting parts.
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