Originally Posted by bcs
The show is a piece of rubbish. They spent all that time at the BMW training center, with nothing but a bunch of trumped up drama about whether the riders could make it. Not one useful tip on riding the F800GS off road.
it just gets worse in episode 2. So we have to watch the token chick drop her bike over and over. It must be very tough for her--sometimes she has to wait several seconds for a man to come pick it up. But about halfway through the show, when they are picking her bike up for the 10th time, you can clearly see she is riding in sand on street tires. They look quite like the tires BMW delivers on the bike. So I gotta feel a bit of sympathy for her. I mean, any experience rider would be smart enough to put some TKC-80s on the bike first. Or maybe street tires were intended to guarantee extra drama. Remind me never to borrow an ADV bike from Neale Bayly.
I was also wondering why they were using street tires for sand? The other thing that could have helped out would have been to run the tires at a lower pressure for the off-road/sandy sections. I've been riding motorcycles for over 45 years (dirt & street), and in that one episode she crashed more than I have in all those years of riding...