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Old 11-21-2012, 01:14 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I love it! I wish my GoPro skills were half what theirs are. These were not some overpaid actors with a full support crew. One truck allows them to drop the gear and go play. I will probably never get to Tunisia so thanks for the show.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:47 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Great way to start my morning, thanks!
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:00 PM   #23 (permalink)
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"When I see these kinds of videos- It's Better In The Wind is another excellent example; I feel a bit conflicted about how to feel about them.

On the one hand, they're cool to watch and inspiring, and I suspect the producers have that in mind to some degree.

On the other hand, I can't help but wonder if they aren't sterling examples of what is possible when money meets a level of narcissism that is banging 11 on the meter."




OK, help me out, because I have absolutley no idea what you mean. All I think about when I see this is a bunch of guys (wearing the same jackets and helmets, heh, heh...) having some fun on Triumphs. And it seriously makes me want to throw my seat cowl and Ace bars in the trash and go buy some knobbies. So unless I'm missing something obvious - like this is a corporate sponsored promo for the Italian national enduro team, it just seems like a fun trip?
I agree 100%. Whats narcissistic about riding your bike to the country next door? Bizarre comment about a few mates having a good time.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:14 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Yeah. What's wrong with documenting a fun trip?
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:18 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Yeah. What's wrong with documenting a fun trip?
There's absolutely nothing wrong with it. And since there's really no way to interpret my post as anything but a bit insulting to these guys I don't even know, I apologize to them and to their friends. For whatever inconsequential bit my opinion matters anyway.
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:35 AM   #26 (permalink)
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There's absolutely nothing wrong with it. And since there's really no way to interpret my post as anything but a bit insulting to these guys I don't even know, I apologize to them and to their friends. For whatever inconsequential bit my opinion matters anyway.

I agree that there's nothing wrong with it and that i enjoyed the video immensely.

I don't see your post as insulting. It's evidence that you were thinking, imagining, "wondering", and using your mind to see MORE rather than mindlessly swallowing only what you were shown. It's that same imagination that helps you appreciate all of the work put into preparing and executing that trip as well as producing that video.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:26 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Hi everybody!
I'm one of the six in the video.

I just want to say thank you for your appreciations.

It's true. We were only having fun!

We asked around fo some sponsorship and we get 6 Jackets, 6 pairs of tubeless wheels, 6 helmets and gloves. Nothing more.

We have spent last winter modifying the bikes in our garages. We had only passion and no money from anybody.

The trip was 12 days long and we spent 3 nights in the desert with the guide we met in Douz city.

It was the most exciting experience of my life.

We are now planning a new trip for 2013.

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Old 11-22-2012, 10:28 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I agree that there's nothing wrong with it and that i enjoyed the video immensely.

I don't see your post as insulting. It's evidence that you were thinking, imagining, "wondering", and using your mind to see MORE rather than mindlessly swallowing only what you were shown. It's that same imagination that helps you appreciate all of the work put into preparing and executing that trip as well as producing that video.
Truthfully, it's just envy of the most basic variety.

I'm not remotely telegenic, and my skill set and bank account being what it is, after the numerous takes necessary to get each "spontaneous" moment just right, my bike would be busted and bashed to a point that my riding career would be over for a few years, and that's assuming I don't do the same to my body. And since I've crashed the hell out of my body on a motorcycle already, the possibility is distinct. Add to that the utter lack of buddies, telegenic or not, to fill out my casting, and I'm just not in the running for such a project. But I do appreciate the skill, not to mention the patience, required to put it all together in an edited package that conveys a sense of community and extreme fun. And it does make me want to go ride my Scram in the woods- and that's cool.

So chalk it up to envy.
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Hi everybody!
I'm one of the six in the video.

I just want to say thank you for your appreciations.

It's true. We were only having fun!

We asked around fo some sponsorship and we get 6 Jackets, 6 pairs of tubeless wheels, 6 helmets and gloves. Nothing more.

We have spent last winter modifying the bikes in our garages. We had only passion and no money from anybody.

The trip was 12 days long and we spent 3 nights in the desert with the guide we met in Douz city.

It was the most exciting experience of my life.

We are now planning a new trip for 2013.


Could you list some of the changes you had to make to the bikes for us on here. It would be nice to know what you did to make them go in the Desert
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:22 PM   #30 (permalink)
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awsome, great video.
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