Talk:Long Way Round

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Quoting source?[edit]

The content under the 'Riding for UNICEF' heading is almost a direct copy of what appears on this page (http://star-motoring.com/news/story.asp?file=/2006/7/2/ms_features/14579040&sec=ms_features). Should this content be placed in a quote and referenced? Srippon 14:09, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

IMDB rating[edit]

I appreciate the show has a high rating. I certainly gave it a 10. However, imdb ratings are a subjective and volatile measure of popularity, from the voting members of one website. The imdb straw poll popularity from one given point in time should not, imo, be regarded as something that "defines" the TV series, book and DVD of Long Way Round and be included in the introduction to the piece. The link to the general IMDB entry is enough. To say that it is "one of the highest ratings" also needs qualification and this is not the place to do it. Deizio 17:37, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

I see no reference to the high Imdb rating in the current article. It looks like someone has already addressed your concerns. Whenrybruce 00:42, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Hardly surprising, given that my comment preceded yours by some 9 months, and that my comment was left to explain my removing the IMDb rating, rather than ask for its removal. Deiz talk 11:53, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

International SOS[edit]

MDennett (talk · contribs) has inserted a reference to "International SOS" into this article on several occasions. The reference is uncited by the LWR book and series, and no other sources have been presented. The editor claims to have been involved in a financial deal between LWR and I-SOS. I'm posting this here follwing a discussion at Wikipedia:Conflict of interest/Noticeboard, where the editors who contributed agreed that there is a conflict of interest here. In any case, absent of any sources verifying the accuracy of this information it should not be included. Deiz talk 13:00, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

Only BMWs would have survived?[edit]

This quote seems suspect:

However, some of the impacts the bikes survived would have been enough to destroy lesser bikes and the series became a great testament to the strength and durability of the BMWs.

This trip has been done on 750cc Honda street bikes, among others. Can this comment be substantiated? --Tedder 18:22, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

I don't really see the problem. "Lesser bikes" may be a little subjective, but is accurate and the testament comment rings true. Deiz talk 16:33, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Only one theft on the trip?[edit]

The article mentions that they one had one theft - in Siberia - but I could swear that they were mugged at gunpoint in the Ukraine as well. 144.135.138.40 07:48, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

They were held up at gunpoint on a rural road, but a passing car scared off the gunman and his accomplices - Cwbh (talk) 20:59, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Lwrpromodz.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 21:45, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

New article 'Long Way' series[edit]

Opinions welcomed on Talk:'Long Way' series whether this new article is valid/makes sense, thanks -- John (Daytona2 · talk · contribs) 13:43, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

Bikes - post journey[edit]

Fate of the bikes are mentioned at the end of this article http://www.bbc.co.uk/longwaydown/feature/the_bikes.shtml "Ewan's GS was auctioned at a UNICEF charity event for no less than £85,000. Charley's went back to BMW to be used as a (very muddy) promotional tool." —Preceding unsigned comment added by Linnah (talkcontribs) 16:34, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

Outline of motorcycles and motorcycling[edit]

This article is featured on the Outline of motorcycles and motorcycling - please help to improve it. Helmet moto.svg Thruxton (talk) 11:34, 17 October 2010 (UTC)