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Old 05-09-2013, 09:43 PM   #241
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Don't sell yourself short O. Playing to an empty room....????? IMHO, your thread is one of the best that's EVER been captured here.

Thank you.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:13 PM   #242
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Don't sell yourself short O. Playing to an empty room....????? IMHO, your thread is one of the best that's EVER been captured here.

Thank you.

WHole heartedly agree. I put together a 20min video one time. ONE time. my dog, the work involved! I cant imagine what you've gone thru, Oisin. But, the quality shows. And, the word will get out. Be patient.

WHen you first posted your stories and your vids, I had just come back from my own mini-epic trip to Prudhoe and was still trying to get back to "civilization". Your reports kept pulling me away from adjusting, to the point when I showed a friend your video of everyone you met on that trip, she told me to "just go!". I should have.

If you get a chance, it would be great to see that one again. Its the one I think made up of stills, set to music.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:31 PM   #243
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Morning!
Well I'm truly stunned that anyone even noticed they were gone!

Don't worry I'm still alive....... and no it didn't get picked up for a tv deal.... or anything like that.... all that happened was no one was looking at them when I looked at the analytics.... so there wasn't any point playing to an empty room....


Videos are live - will leave them up.
Empty room, bollix!

A lot of people that I talked to think this is about the next best thing after LWR (and some think it's beyond).
It's one of the most authentic and personal accounts of such a journey, a solo trip nonetheless(!), that exists in this quality of production. The missus and meself even watched a few episodes on the big telly one evening, wasn't anything better on.

Thanks for sharing them
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:46 PM   #244
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Hey Oisin -

Maybe worth firing off a speculative email via http://longwayround.com/team.htm They have the know how and experience to see if what you've got has what it takes to make some money, professional editing, dvd production, all that sort of thing. Shy boys get nowt, so it's always worth a try
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:03 AM   #245
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Ha! The emails, PM's and speculation of WTF! has been insane. Cheerful spirit in the midst of irksome tasks and weighty responsibilities thing.

Jeez, I was freaking out.
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:46 AM   #246
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I see that this thread has had 30,000 page views. The Long Way Round Youtube site says 12,000 video views. So...........
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:58 AM   #247
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He appears to have cancelled his Facebook profile as well. It was active a few days ago and it now appears to have been removed.
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:16 AM   #248
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:43 AM   #249
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thanks for putting them back up Oisin.
followed the original RR, and enjoyed it, but the videos are outstanding.
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:50 AM   #250
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Yeah thanks Oisin. If the room looked empty, it means my diet is working. I'm up to Mongolia so don't pull the pin just yet please.
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:35 AM   #251
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Morning!
Well I'm truly stunned that anyone even noticed they were gone!

Don't worry I'm still alive....... and no it didn't get picked up for a tv deal.... or anything like that.... all that happened was no one was looking at them when I looked at the analytics.... so there wasn't any point playing to an empty room....


Videos are live - will leave them up.
Morrrrrning...was very concerned...finished watching entire series...and was going over various episodes a second time...and wham-gone...would like to get series on DVD if possible....welcome back...we missed ya.
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:17 AM   #252
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They are back :-)
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:05 AM   #253
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Oisin...can both publications be purchased in book form??..found Roaming in paperback but not "Not Dead Yet"??...are you back in Ireland or roaming??
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:28 AM   #254
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Oisin...can both publications be purchased in book form??..found Roaming in paperback but not "Not Dead Yet"?? . . .
sure can . . .



Actually I had bought both books for holiday reading (Bali, 2012) and sort of decided then that on an upcoming trip through central Australia I would take photos of myself reading these books at iconic Australian outback locations and email them to Oisin as a gesture of appreciation. However, like all good motorcycle travelers, I was carrying way too much stuff and ended mailing stuff back home.

Sorry Oisin, both your fairly large and heavy books were the first to make the ignominious trip back home (Perth, Australia) on the mail truck! In my defense, 5000 kms of sandy dirt tracks and roads on an overladen KTM 990 called for desperate measures.

I bought both books from lulu.com, very entertaining and educational reads, highly recommended.
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:09 AM   #255
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Thanks for putting the videos back.

I just watched #31. Interesting to hear your perspective on Montana and Wyoming scenery. I grew up there and to me it's ho-hum. Not that I don't appreciate it, it's just normal.

2 years ago I went to Ireland on holiday and thought the scenery was bleeping amazing. Just couldn't fathom the manual labor that went into building all those rock walls. My dinning room has a wall dedicated to photographs from Ireland. Not a single one from the "mountain states".

It's all a matter of perspective.
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