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Old 04-29-2013, 09:06 AM   #181
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Did a little research. Found out that the landscape around Little Big Horn was much different at the time of that battle, many more large trees and very tall native grass that would grow up to 3 feet tall. The grass you see now is what blew in from the settlers planting for grazing grass. Also Custer was under strict engagement rules to not attack the Indians but only let his presence known in hope that they would head toward the designated reservation. They also found the camp spot those troops camped in the night before and they keep finding empty whiskey bottles all over the place. Those guys were known to be very heavy drinkers. That also may have had something to do with how that thing went down. Sounds funny but the Army was full of drunks back then.

Having served myself I was always amazed that a fifth of some type would always show up at the time you really needed something like that.

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Old 04-30-2013, 05:45 AM   #182
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I think its just that it's the most different, we are always the least interested in what's around us.... and the US and Europe are really like being on your holidays.... whereas Mongolia and Far East Russia are really the adventure end of it..... most of NW America is like driving through a post card.... :-)
That's probably it...the unknown vs the known and familiar...like them all but keep going back to Mongolia/east Russia episodes.Keep 'em coming.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:15 AM   #183
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Hey Oisin,

Just wanted to say thanks for reminding me what my grandfather used to tell me about joy. He used to tell me if I really wanted to understand the true meaning of enjoyment, you have to be "IN" the moment. So rather than spelling enjoy an "E", spell it with in "I" and you'll understand. Your ability to communicate your experiences truly captures the IN and why your series has become mesmerizing for me. Thank you!

Question for you though. Ive watched all your vids now and Ive notice very little night time adventures. Whats your camp set up like? Have nightly fires? Any critters scurrying in the night? Meal situation? Just curios.

Thanks for sharing you adv brother. Ride safe!

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Old 04-30-2013, 10:46 AM   #184
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I want to know more about them hot looking Russian chics? So far the best looking women on tape were them gals in Russia. So how friendly were them gals? I'm sure they want out of that shit hole.

These American chics piss me off to no end, I'm thinking about a Russian one.
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:11 PM   #185
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so for most of the trip it was like being thrown into a barrel of titties only to come out sucking your thumb! :-)
. I'll be using that
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:12 PM   #186
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:07 PM   #187
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. I'll be using that
perfect sig line!
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:10 PM   #188
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Great question
Most of my nights were spent working believe it or not... Every day I had to copy the video and pictures I took to back up drives, screen it etc so the first 2 hours or so of every night was all work. That was one of the reasons the original documentary attempt failed - by the time you'd all the work done you'd no energy left for anything else... Because I was space constrained on the bike I was constantly battling to keep everything filed and also backed up.

The second reason was my better camera the HFS100 smashed in Mongolia, so I was only left with the HFS200 which had poor low light quality and then on top of the fact that most nights I was feeling a bit homesick... any of the stuff I did film wasn't good....

Hope that answers it.... bottom line... filming it was hard hard work - for every clip you see on the video - there were 6 that didn't get used or didn't work out or had some problem with them....

Cheers Amigo
I can only guess at how much effort goes into these reports. I've typed up a couple after the fact, based on the pics i've taken. then, while doing that, realize that i only took pics of about 1/2% of everything. and, that is just on the everything that I thought worthwhile. I've taken my gopro on a lot of trips and come back with no video. most times, i will just whip out the iPhone and shoot video one handed while riding.

all of this to just say you must have put a hell of a lot of time and effort into the books, the pics and the youtube videos (which are just incredible!), and you will never really know how much we all appreciate it.


come to socal sometime and i will try and pay it back with free booze!
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:24 PM   #189
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Last one today for 6 months......
gotta go work on another project .... after tomorrow it'll be Radio Silence till almost Christmas.....

Cheers Amigo!
W T F!!!!???


That is seriously cold!!!



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Old 05-04-2013, 04:00 PM   #190
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Dude you've a seriously dry sense of humor!
I burst my hoop laughing!!


I just dont like the withdrawals. six months is a loooong time! might have to just go out riding meself!



Seriously, the amount of time and effort you've put into these vidoes, RR, books, etc. are very much appreciated.
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:42 PM   #191
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gotta go work on another project .... Cheers Amigo!

Whatever that project is, if it doesn't involve writing, production or editing, it is one serious waste of talent!

You, sir, have done a masterful job of putting this together, and is much appreciated!

Be well.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:49 PM   #192
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Thank You!

Oisin,
Many thanks for sharing your travels and thoughts. Anyone who has ever tried to do a little filming and editing (no matter how amateurish the result), knows what a massive amount of work you have done and how skillfully you have done it.

Hats off to you.

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Old 05-05-2013, 01:11 AM   #193
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So it's over. What am I going to watch now? It's been better than anything on tv.

Maybe you're planning a Christmas special Then there's the out takes show too.

I took a look at some of your earlier trips but the video was showing up as private. Any chance of resurrecting them for all us new fans?

Thanks for this thread
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:28 AM   #194
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Absolutely excellent my friend!

I can't thank you enough for all of your effort and expertise on making these videos. They were as many have said already awe inspiring!!

I am sad it's over as I could keep watching your adventures for as long as you keep making them.

You seriously need to offer them up to a documentary channel and allow them to make a series from them. They are top shelf! There has been nothing that equals them imho on the TV IMHO....even the Long Way Round series aren't as well done as your's are.

Again, thanks.....6 months is far too long for my weekly fix......Damn!

Well done......
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:22 AM   #195
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