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post #1 of 8 Old 10-17-2011, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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Discovery Channel Show Idea

Let's pitch a show to the Discovery about a group (say 20) guys on KLRs traveling from the southern-most point in the Contigious 48 to the Northern most point in Alaska. Cover the bike prep, stops along the way, repairs, etc. The group would obviously develop its own dynamic, problems would presist with some bikes, everyone would change tires at least once (if they started with stock tires). It might be pretty cool, cooler than "Hairy Bikers" anyway. Plus you could shame Special K into using some better tires and fixing their chain tensioning system.

Year two you could go east to west. Following that you could hit the worlds most dangerous highways or go crab fishing (wearing your dualsport gear).
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post #2 of 8 Old 10-18-2011, 08:26 AM
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post #5 of 8 Old 10-18-2011, 02:39 PM
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It will need a name..."KLRista Rampage"....?

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post #6 of 8 Old 10-18-2011, 07:19 PM
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Im in!

This is sort of what I am starting to do on my own.
The idea being, do some trailers on your own, maybe 6 episodes,
and then pitch it to somebody.

I'm still tweaking the concept and arrangements
but Ive gotten some pretty good feedback so far.

If you haven't seen them posted around here, this is a link to my You Tube playlist:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLABA21B028688D842
Only 2 episodes so far but you get the idea, Ive got a few other videos on You Tube and youll be
able to see the twaeking and progression of the video work and editing.

You should also watch "The Greatest Movie Ever Sold" by the Super Size Me guy.
It a pretty good doc on product placment and movie sponsorship..might be the
way to go to get funding..

Seriously though, If your serious, Ive been putting alot of thought into this kind of
thing for the last few years. I would love to pull off what your talking about..

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I like it. Kind of the everyday man's version of "Long Way Round" and "Long Way Down".
See http://longwayround.com/journeys.htm
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I really enjoyed Long Way Round/Down and Race to Dakar.....
But I also enjoyed this parody as well......

http://www.youtube.com/user/bigfacet...3965289E9D9F9A


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