Long Way Round
So Jon and I just finished watching the DVD series “Long Way Round”. It was incredible…Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor, long-time friends from an acting gig long ago, decide they want to ride their “motorbikes” about the world. (And you have to just hear the way they say motorbikes in that great British accent…oh and petrol stations too) Anyway, the DVD series is about 7 or 8 episodes chronicling their preparation and following them around the world beginning in London and ending in New York City.
If you feel like you’re at the end of your Netflix queue or even if you’re not, you have to add this 2 disc show. The guys are just hilarious and the numerous cultures they learn about and people they meet is amazing. Some of my favorite quotes from the movie:
“These are not the bikes you’re looking for. Move along.” -Ewan (joking from his Star Wars days)
“There’s no ‘I’ in team, but as Russ pointed out the other day there is a ‘me’.” -Ewan
Before they left on the trip, they were riding their bikes with their helmets on and a man said to Charley: “Hey, do you know that Ewan McGregor is going around the world on a bike like this”,and Charley turns to Ewan and says: “Stuart, did you know that Ewan McGregor is going around the world on a bike like this!”
Anyway, quotes aside, it’s just a brilliant show with lots of great moments. It’s pumped us up to film our little journey home from Cali in a few weeks as a “Southeast Way Around” or something.
Should we film some of our trip home and edit our own little show???
I think so!!! ;-)
Posted on August 7, 2008, in the everyday and tagged Charley Boorman, DVD, Ewan McGregor, film, inspiring, Long Way Around, Motorcycle, quote, show, the everyday, trip, world. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.