Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Long Way Around.... Is it just me?
Ever since it came out I've heard praise about it, but from what I knew of it... sounded dumb! Everything that went in to this effort sounded so overly done that it's no longer a real adventure, it's more of a huge advertisement gimmick!
Well, I came across a copy and after fast forwarding my way through the torture and all the rubbish, I get to the spot where their chase vehicle gets flipped over and I just can't take anymore of the stupidity. They barely show any riding. Somehow, like any other typical epic ride, they make the trip out to be more about the places they visit then the riding itself. Why not just take a vehicle if that's what this trip is about? They clearly take higher risks due to knowing their chase vehicles are always within range, which solidified the gimmick feel to the whole thing. I just really don't get why this show made such a big impact on people. Nothing about these two were impressive or made them worthy of being in front of a camera. I wouldn't have taken the trip with either one. The trip was ridiculous because their schedule didn't allow any enjoyment. They both appeared miserable the entire time. What is the point then? There was a recent post where somebody mentioned misery being part of riding, well if these guys were having fun being miserable... I sure as hell wasn't seeing it.
Ahh well... I'm just rambling for the sake of rambling. Anyone else who thought this thing was a joke, feel free to join in! LOL!