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Old 11-16-2013, 12:16 AM   #1
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Austin Vince is coming back to Portland Dec.19

Thursday December 19.
Clinton Street Theatre
Portland, Oregon

The Sang-Froid Riding Club presents " Mondo Sahara " by Austin Vince
The thrilling new expedition and film – Mondo Sahara!

The aim was, starting in London, to ride off-road, across Spain, Morocco and Western Sahara. With this behind us, we would meet up with Richard Kemplay of Beast of Burden. Whilst we were riding out, he would have been burying food, fuel and water across the deserts of Mauritania. Once we rendezvoused at the Mauritanian border post he would hand us a GPS plot of the supply dumps and off we’d lunge into the Empty Quarter of the Sahara. Englishmen and Americans, following a Garmin speck across the wilderness for 1200 miles. Each night locating and digging up the supplies for the next day. Nobody had done anything like this before. It was only going to be four weeks but would still be a class-A adventure!

As usual, Austin's goal is to show, beyond a doubt, that "in only 4 weeks door to door, a bunch of regular guys, with hardly any specialist gear, can have an affordable world-class travel adventure!" The SFRC has brought Austin to town before and it's always a good time.
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:30 AM   #2
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I'm not trying to rain on the parade, but it's going to come off that way. I went to last years event and was really turned off with how much of a drunk he is and how much he bitched about this or that. I'd love it if he could sober up and present the adventure without the whining. Now that I think about it, I just couldn't take it anymore near the end and just got up and walked out. I know others had a great time so don't take my word for it.
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Old 11-16-2013, 11:30 AM   #3
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Found this...

9:00pm Sang-Froid Riding Club presents AUSTIN VINCE'S MONDO SAHARA

Doors open at 8:30
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Old 11-16-2013, 11:43 AM   #4
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But what is it going to cost?
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Old 11-16-2013, 03:52 PM   #5
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But what is it going to cost?
Last year was $4 but donations accepted; $1 PBR... if I recall correctly.

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I'm not trying to rain on the parade, but it's going to come off that way. I went to last years event and was really turned off with how much of a drunk he is and how much he bitched about this or that. I'd love it if he could sober up and present the adventure without the whining. Now that I think about it, I just couldn't take it anymore near the end and just got up and walked out. I know others had a great time so don't take my word for it.
Good riddance.
He explained his displeasure with getting short changed by his "hosts" the night before at the Seattle touratech towards the end and apologized for his behavior (and calling them and Ewen and Charlie cunts; I agree on this point)

The presentation on RTW travel by anyone without a bajillion dollar budget was the point. He's a legend and you bailed because you were turned off?

Really...
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:46 PM   #6
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I'm not trying to rain on the parade, but it's going to come off that way. I went to last years event and was really turned off with how much of a drunk he is and how much he bitched about this or that. I'd love it if he could sober up and present the adventure without the whining. Now that I think about it, I just couldn't take it anymore near the end and just got up and walked out. I know others had a great time so don't take my word for it.
i have to agree with baroque. I too was embarrased by this man's display of alcoholism/bad manners and left early in disgust.

SFRC you need to raise the bar with this guy before he sullies your reputation again.
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Old 11-16-2013, 08:07 PM   #7
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i have to agree with baroque. I too was embarrased by this man's display of alcoholism/bad manners and left early in disgust.

SFRC you need to raise the bar with this guy before he sullies your reputation again.
but, but, but,,I'm problly drunk by now, or getting close to it,,and you still like me dontcha?,,please oh please,,,
I read this every time it comes around, and I think,,so what? Is this the guy with the cooking show, or the guy that tries to get laid in every little village, or another one of the same, "pay me to ride, and I'll tell you a story" sort of antic. Either way,,I'm out!
ride with us all day, sidle up to our campfire and tell yer story,,or not.
If folks were paying me money to talk, I'd start making shit up!
I remember a winter so cold, you had to go indoors to strike a match because the flame would freeze outside! We had to release the clutch on the bikes very slowly, because the spokes were brittle with cold and would simply snap in half!
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:14 PM   #8
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Yup...

I saw him in Seattle a couple of years ago. He's an ass. I was embarrassed for the promoters. If he's a legend in the biking world, we need some new examples.



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I'm not trying to rain on the parade, but it's going to come off that way. I went to last years event and was really turned off with how much of a drunk he is and how much he bitched about this or that. I'd love it if he could sober up and present the adventure without the whining. Now that I think about it, I just couldn't take it anymore near the end and just got up and walked out. I know others had a great time so don't take my word for it.
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:54 PM   #9
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Good riddance.
I'll just let that one go.
He explained his displeasure with getting short changed by his "hosts" the night before at the Seattle touratech towards the end and apologized for his behavior (and calling them and Ewen and Charlie cunts; I agree on this point)
I had left before that I think. At least he did apologize, but why put yourself in that position to begin with. It's totally unprofessional.
The presentation on RTW travel by anyone without a bajillion dollar budget was the point. He's a legend and you bailed because you were turned off?
See that's the thing. He bitched and drank SO MUCH that I must have missed the productive lessons about the actual 'how to' of what I was hoping to see. I was all aboard, excited and was totally looking forward to hearing about his travels and experiences and the mechanics of how an average Joe like me could do it without the bazillion dollar budget like Ewan and Charlie. While I love watching the Ewan and Charlie movies every winter, I'm a bit put off by their budget and totally unnecesary frills and $$$ BMW paraphernalia!
Really...
Really!!
This is similar to what I was looking for- an evening on his personal stories of people he'd met, experiences he'd had, and how he'd do it again and the changes he'd make. This is a cool movie and I hope to see the guy talk about it some day.
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Old 11-17-2013, 02:55 PM   #10
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....but when he, as a guest in our country, began to lecture us on how we, as Americans should conduct ourselves, he quickly exceeded the limits of my hospitality.
Oh yeah, I completely forgot about that! Yeah, I'm in full agreement and I think that was the tipping point with me too!!!!
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Old 11-17-2013, 04:35 PM   #11
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All BS aside, it was an inspirational presentation of regular people riding motorcycles around the world or cross continent, from the first Anglo to travel from Europe to S Africa solo (a woman in the 1930s iirc) to Ed March on his 90 cub, at 17 years old or something.

The upshot is this- it's easy; having a job and responsibilities is harder... walking away from your life to live on the road is the hardest part.

Sorry to offend.
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:56 PM   #12
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:55 PM   #13
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I loved the presentation and Austin! And if you all didn't know this, most americans do act like entitled cunts when traveling abroad.
Politics can't be divorced from travel.
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:11 PM   #14
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Well......

....with almost 300 million Americans out there.....I'm not sure I could try to say what "most" of them would do or say on any topic. As far as his presentation....if I want to watch Porn, I'd rather not do it with 50 guys in the room... but that's just me.


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Old 11-19-2013, 08:23 AM   #15
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I missed the Austin event last year. Having recently come across Mondo Enduro and Terra Firm DVD's, them boys had some interesting adventures. Maybe I need to find out for myself - I do have a low tolerance for negative BS, but a fine appreciation for $1 PBR's.

Speaking of Sang Froid, anybody know what this is..."December 15th – “Back Forty Enduro”

http://sang-froidridingclub.com/calendar/
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