As soon as you mention you’ve been touring on motorbike the conversation immediately turns to talk about the series “The Long way round“. This is both flattering and insulting to motorcyclists, so a parody was bound to happen.
I’m clear to point out several things (to be fair):
- they’ve gone into some much MUCH crazier terrain and parts of the world (e.g. mongolia, russia etc)
- but they have backup 4WDs, celebrity status and the resources of the BBC to get them through whatever happens
- but I pay for all my shit out of my own pocket
I think they had a great trip and I think the cringe motorcyclists have with a series like the long way round is that they’re firstly a bit jealous that Ewan and Charley got paid to do the trip, got free gear, bikes etc and have backup/organising team. The series shows the complaining/troubles they have along the way, which to people who have done some big trips on motorcycle: those bits are the memorable ones. I might have to hold this off to another time to rant about arm chair motorcyclists, so I’ll get back to the videos I want to show you.
Anyhow, this series called “Ewan and Thingy – the wrong way round” might get a chuckle out of anyone who knows about “The long way round”.
The final episode is up so must be time to blog about it.
Ewan and Thingy
Episode 1 – Preparations
Episode 2 – Shoes
Episode 3 – Indigenous species
Episode 4 – Bitten
Episode 5 – Pulling out
Episode 6 – Love and hate it
Episode 7 – Under par
Episode 8 – On the fence
Episode 9 – A whiff of friendship
That’s all folks.. Hope you enjoyed it.