Monday, July 28, 2008

Don't Miss The Long Way Down

If you have ever had the pleasure of seeing the cable series, DVD or reading the book of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman's motorcycle adventure, "The Long Way Around", you are in for another treat.

The guys did it once again. In 2007 they planned and completed a trip from Scotland through to the southern tip of Africa on a couple of BMW R 1200 GS Adventures. Here is little taste ....


If you want to be one of the first to get in on the fun, July 31st at 7:30pm is a one time only showing of the entire "Long Way Down" on the big screen in HD at select theatres only. Go to the official website here and type in your zip code to see where it will be playing near you.

If you can't make that exciting premiere showing, the series will begin Saturday, Aug. 2 on Fox Reality Channel. The entire series was apparantly shown last winter, but it will be shown again for those of us who missed it the first time. If it is as riveting as the first trip, I will be buying the DVD and watching it repeatedly.

4 comments:

bikerted said...

We have watched both Long Way Round and Long Way Down and think that the first was the best. This could be because it was a new venture for both of them. A lot of spontaneity was lost in the second venture. This could have been because of tighter commitment times for Ewan and also the Boys Away theme was lost when his wife rode with them for a while.
I'm not trying to disrespect their achivements but just putting forward a personal view.
As a footnote Ian, Guzzisue and myself have to thank Charlie and Ewan for giving us a place to visit, which I will be writing about at a later date.

Rick said...

I am planning on heading to my local theater. I missed it the first time, but have heard amazing things about it!

Becky said...

Bikerted: Thanks for the info. I saw some sneak previews that showed some of those things. I am watching the series every Saturday on cable TV now.

Rick: I didn't make it to the theater after all, but hope you did. The first episode on Saturday was a little boring. Hope it picks up...

Bikerchickz

Erik Lucien said...

As a big fan of Ewan McGregor from his early acting days, I’d already known about his love for motorcycles and riding for a while. There’s this great picture of him in his Obi-Wan costume with shades on and riding a Harley Davidson on the set of “Star Wars: Episode II.” I was therefore very excited to see this new endeavor for him (and Charley). Going cross-country on motorbikes? Too cool. I’m pretty sure it’s something he’d been wanting to do for a while, and he finally got to do it. “Long Way Around” was such an achievement for him and his love for motorbikes and riding that I’m not surprised that he wanted to do it again. Maybe there are more trips like this for him and Charley in the future, when his acting commitments open up a bit.