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Livewire, The Long Way Up
« on: September 16, 2019, 12:40:05 PM »

For those of you that have not seen the Long Way Round & The Long Way Down with Ewan (Star Wars fame) & friend Charlie who rode BMW's around the world they are at it again this time with Livewire bikes and are calling it Long Way Up.  I believe it's from the tip of South America to SoCal.  There will be gas powered trucks pulling charging station trailers.  There will also be some electric Rivans (Electric truck) not sure of their involvement other than Ford invested 500 million in them and at least 1 F-series truck being used as a chase / tow vehicle) .  The first 2 shows / series where very entertaining to see what man and machine could do. The first 2 shows did not seem to be about product placement, but the adventure of it, but that doesn't seem to be the case here.  I hope I'm wrong I really enjoyed the first 2.
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Re: Livewire, The Long Way Up
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2019, 12:55:09 PM »

Sounds like "realism tv" at about the same level as Survivor & America's Got Talent.  On the power side though - electric travel fueled by the petroleum industry, actually that sounds about right as to realism these days.
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Re: Livewire, The Long Way Up
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2019, 01:09:00 PM »

long way round and long way down you can watch via amazon prime, free included in your membership (if you have one)
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Re: Livewire, The Long Way Up
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2019, 01:09:07 PM »

Where might one find the first two (Round and Down) along with this new one "Up"?  Sounds interesting.  I enjoy the video's and reads of folks taking these type adventures.


I saw the first 2 on Netflix but now I believe you can see them on YouTube & Amazon
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Re: Livewire, The Long Way Up
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2019, 01:39:17 PM »

Great,....fossil fuel burning support vehicles hauling generators around to recharge an electric vehicle. Kinda defeats the purpose of having one.

But I could be wrong.
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Re: Livewire, The Long Way Up
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2019, 02:24:35 PM »

Great,....fossil fuel burning support vehicles hauling generators around to recharge an electric vehicle. Kinda defeats the purpose of having one.

But I could be wrong.
Sounds crazy to me? They should ride bikes capable to handle there riding adventures while also being available to the riding public.

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Re: Livewire, The Long Way Up
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2019, 02:34:40 PM »

Hey, they can afford it, go for it. But life long adventures aside, doesn’t anyone else see the irony in this?
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Re: Livewire, The Long Way Up
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2019, 04:17:00 PM »

Hey, they can afford it, go for it. But life long adventures aside, doesn’t anyone else see the irony in this?

Yes.  Most all of the so called "reality shows" are carefully staged & scripted.  I recall early on a helicopter shot of a Survivor set - must have been 50 RVs not 200 yards from where the survivor cast "lived."  Most reality tv is about as real as regular tv.  It is escapism and entertainment, that is the purpose.  It can be a bit educational (minimally), but is more suited to propaganda than fact.

This show about an electric MC & 2 rich guys with a dozen or more paid support crew that depend 100% on fossil fuel to ride electric bikes is as ironic as anything.  If I watch it, it will be for that irony, which can be amusing.
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Re: Livewire, The Long Way Up
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2019, 07:05:58 PM »

I'd like to see them do it like this:

Each carries 2 spare batteries which are hooked up to solar panels on the bike. As they ride, the sun recharges the spare batteries via the solar panels. When a battery dies, they swap it out for a recharged one and ride on.

Now the fun part comes at night when there is no sun to recharge, or when they need tires and pull into a village that doesn't have a bike shop. So they hike to the closest place with wifi and order tires only to find out the closest they can be delivered is 20 miles away. So they ride villager burros through the mountains passes to get them. In the mountains they are attacked by drug lords who take everything.

Then when they get to the US border they have no ID, speak with a funny accent, and get thrown in ICE cages and detained for 8 months.

See how I made the show better?
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Re: Livewire, The Long Way Up
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2019, 11:10:47 PM »

Yeah, but before the border deal at least one of them needs to befriend a poor beautiful peasant girl who takes them in and feeds them when they are almost starving and exhausted.  Would be nice if she had a really big set of knockers and leaned over a lot.
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Re: Livewire, The Long Way Up
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2019, 11:13:28 PM »


 Would be nice if she had a really big set of knockers and leaned over a lot.



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Re: Livewire, The Long Way Up
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Re: Livewire, The Long Way Up
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2019, 08:15:10 AM »

Sounds like "realism tv" at about the same level as Survivor & America's Got Talent.  On the power side though - electric travel fueled by the petroleum industry, actually that sounds about right as to realism these days.

 :2vrolijk_21: ;D

And I thought I was the only one that hated how the entertainment industry has corrupted the word "reality". 

I wonder why they didn't rig up some solar panels or a small wind turbine mounted on the chase truck so they could pretend they were being "green"?

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Re: Livewire, The Long Way Up
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2019, 09:02:24 AM »

Yeah, but before the border deal at least one of them needs to befriend a poor beautiful peasant girl who takes them in and feeds them when they are almost starving and exhausted.  Would be nice if she had a really big set of knockers and leaned over a lot.

Oh, i like that!

And once they recover they look at this beautiful Central/South American woman who nursed them back to life and say in perfect Spanish tinged with a New Zealand accent, "Hey babe, let's go for a ride on my quiet, environmentally friendly, eco-supportive two-wheeled HOG. It'll be just you and I, with the wind and sun in our faces, trailed by a five vehicle support team and 15 people".
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Re: Livewire, The Long Way Up
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2019, 11:16:11 AM »

:2vrolijk_21: ;D

And I thought I was the only one that hated how the entertainment industry has corrupted the word "reality". 

I wonder why they didn't rig up some solar panels or a small wind turbine mounted on the chase truck so they could pretend they were being "green"?

Jerry

When they read social media comments on the petroleum use they probably will.

Media went gaga over some Swedish gal who sailed to the US for some enviro meeting a few weeks ago.  Big hoopla because she sailed instead of flying.  What most "forgot" to write was that a crew of 2 was flown over to take the sailboat back.  Kinda defeats the whole purpose, if there ever was one.

Never cared for any of the Survivor or talent competition reality tv stuff. Through the years have enjoyed some of the car or bike building shows or renovation shows, but do I think they are "real?"  About as real as anything with a scripted dialogue, ending, and paid product placements.
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