ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > The perfect line and other riding myths
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-16-2013, 06:22 PM   #1
guitarin OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Oddometer: 176
Neale Bayly Rides kinda sucks

I find this show kind of annoying. Seems like a more commercial version of Long Way Round. Over produced, staged, fake, whiney, not what I expected or hoped for.

guitarin screwed with this post 06-18-2013 at 06:43 AM Reason: add a comma
guitarin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2013, 07:33 PM   #2
fred flintstone
Studly Adventurer
 
fred flintstone's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Above 7600 ft.
Oddometer: 515
Quote:
Originally Posted by guitarin View Post
I find this show kind of annoying. Seems like a more commercial version of Long Way Round. Over produced, staged, fake whiney, not what I expected or hoped for.
Yeah I just watched it too. The woman was kinda hot, in a cougar-ish way. Annoying though. Maybe it was the Rallye 3 outfit. I wish I had someone to follow me around & pick up my GS when I dropped it.

I also did not like the lead guy doing psych stuff on his riders. WTF, why is it his job to get that one guy out of himself and engage the natives more? Maybe I don;t understand what this is about, I was just surfing channels and saw GS's cranking though scenery.

That desert stretch looked tough though.
fred flintstone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2013, 09:51 PM   #3
bighopper
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Central Alberta Canada
Oddometer: 181
Seems to be in the 'Reality' crap TV of late, don't think I'll bother watching again.
__________________
I Just Like To Ride
'03 BMW R1150GSA
'06 BMW K1200LT
bighopper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2013, 04:33 AM   #4
fred flintstone
Studly Adventurer
 
fred flintstone's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Above 7600 ft.
Oddometer: 515
Quote:
Originally Posted by bighopper View Post
Seems to be in the 'Reality' crap TV of late, don't think I'll bother watching again.
I didn't realize it but you're right. I expected a legit show about GS's and technical riding, it is just an MTV reality show on GS's.
fred flintstone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2013, 05:44 AM   #5
Hoppus Maximus
Slayer of Brews
 
Hoppus Maximus's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: Kansas City, KS
Oddometer: 106
Not the greatest show, but these riders were brought on for possible adoptions, so that's good. It also sheads light on poverty. Either way, I'd rather watch a bad motorcycle show than a good MTV show with a bunch of bitchy twenty somethings who think they know it all.
__________________
"You're never too old to have a happy childhood"

2006 1150 GS Adv.
Hoppus Maximus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2013, 05:52 AM   #6
ridewv
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2005
Location: West Virginia
Oddometer: 441
Quote:
Originally Posted by guitarin View Post
I find this show kind of annoying. Seems like a more commercial version of Long Way Round. Over produced, staged, fake whiney, not what I expected or hoped for.
I totally agree.
__________________
BMW: 2014 R1200GSA, 1993 R100R
HD: 2004 FXDXI
Suzuki: 2006 DR650
Honda: 2000 CB750
ridewv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2013, 05:52 AM   #7
fred flintstone
Studly Adventurer
 
fred flintstone's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Above 7600 ft.
Oddometer: 515
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hoppus Maximus View Post
Not the greatest show, but these riders were brought on for possible adoptions, so that's good. It also sheads light on poverty. Either way, I'd rather watch a bad motorcycle show than a good MTV show with a bunch of bitchy twenty somethings who think they know it all.
If there's anything worse than a reality TV show it is a reality TV show that tries to guilt trip me into being more socially conscious about whatever, esp via manipulating my love of bikes. No thanks. YMMV.

I may watch it again with the sound off.
fred flintstone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2013, 05:56 AM   #8
Foot dragger
singletracker
 
Foot dragger's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: chico,just below rag dump(nor-cal)
Oddometer: 12,796
I covered my TV with a decorative tablecoth 5 years ago,it never got turned on again.

Shoot your TV.
__________________
Some bikes around at times
Foot dragger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2013, 06:14 AM   #9
Crocker
A Baltimoran abroad
 
Crocker's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Seattle
Oddometer: 3,812
Quote:
Originally Posted by fred flintstone View Post
I didn't realize it but you're right. I expected a legit show about GS's and technical riding, it is just an MTV reality show on GS's.
Yep.

I watched the first episode, realized it was "reality" tv with manufactured drama and decided not to go any further.

I'll just stick with reading ride reports.
Crocker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2013, 06:24 AM   #10
fred flintstone
Studly Adventurer
 
fred flintstone's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Above 7600 ft.
Oddometer: 515
Mainly a long info-mercial for BMW GS bikes and riding gear, but I did like the actual BMW bike commercials. Had not seen them before.
fred flintstone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2013, 06:30 AM   #11
guitarin OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Oddometer: 176
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crocker View Post
Yep.

I watched the first episode, realized it was "reality" tv with manufactured drama and decided not to go any further.

I'll just stick with reading ride reports.
Ride reports ROCK!
guitarin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2013, 06:36 AM   #12
g容g
Canadian living in exile
 
g容g's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: 41.655984,-71.302657
Oddometer: 6,191
Feasting on Asphalt was way more fun
__________________
Greg
Europe 2013 Europe 2012 Europe 2011 England 2010 Gaspe PQ 2008 Nova Scotia 2007

Try to see the world beyond your front door.
g容g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2013, 06:45 AM   #13
bcs
Adventurer
 
bcs's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: SoCal
Oddometer: 71
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.
bcs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2013, 07:06 AM   #14
seatec
Dutch Transplant
 
seatec's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Clearwater
Oddometer: 807
You have to learn to filter out what you don't want. I tune out the drama and just enjoy the riding bits. Something about seeing a big bike plow through loose sand. Bad A$$!
seatec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2013, 07:12 AM   #15
Harry94025
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Oddometer: 255
Quote:
Originally Posted by bcs View Post
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...
Harry94025 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 04:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014