Originally Posted by Uller
Just watching.....it is decent. Bill Conger #188 in the Dakar 2012 is in it as the BMW driving instructor, which is pretty cool... and race related.
It is a BMW sponsored Adv Riding show with 40 to 50 somethings going to Peru on a charity mission. I think it is supposed to ride on the tails of this new, "Feed Your Restless " advertising campaign.
Might be a little more interesting for us if it had more seasoned riders but, then it wouldn't be the same show. (and would be hard to laugh at the gravel segment
The Dr. is pretty hot though.
I've been lurking out of curiosity to see what would get said on this forum. I was part of the crew and have been associated with this project since 2009.
This show is the brain child of Neale Bayly. He has been a photo journalist in the motorcycle industry for over a decade. He founded Wellspring International Outreach to raise money for an orphanage in southern Peru. The program has been a dream of his for years. I'm not sure when the seeds were first sown, but I accompanied him in 2009 to ride throughout the country and get a feel for how to go about shooting a TV show with the goal being to raise awareness about the charity. We went on a shoestring budget and hooked up with Flavio Salveti of Inca Moto Adventures. Flavio put us on some old Honda XR600s and we proceeded to cover 3,400 kilometers in ten days of riding. We had a wonderful time and were laughing in our helmets for most of the journey. It has been a long, hard and at times rocky journey for Neale to being this program in to being. It was his great fortune to connect with Emmy winning producer Linda MIdgett. The plot for the show went through a number of iterations before the "reality TV" theme was settled on. The whole idea is to take individuals who are average motorcycle riders completely out of their known comfort zone for a life changing experience. I was part of the work crew in Moquegua and took the photographs of the orphanage, the work being performed and some of the children that are shown in the program. I can tell you that it was a wonderful experience and huge privilege to be there. I hope that people will enjoy the show. I love it, but naturally I'm a bit biased. As far as the tire choice goes, you have no idea what it takes to get BMW or anyone to sponsor a program like this and provide the motorcycles. I had nothing to do with any of that, but I doubt if anyone bothered to haggle about tires.