A quick follow-up on this old thread. I have watched a couple more motorcycle adventure DVDs, and thought I would share my opinions.
The first is Mond Enduro
. These guys are definitely hard core, and completely self-funded. Their trip was impressive, and they got in and out of some tough situations. So from that perspective, it was worth watching.
However, I had a hard time getting through some parts of it. I assume that the intent was just to document their own trip, rather than to create a high quality production, but I guess I have been spoiled by the high quality production of the Long Way series. Sometimes it was hard to understand what they were saying (OK, part of it was because it was my difficulty with the British accent
), and it just wasn't very "polished" at all. So for what I was looking for, it fell rather short.
The other one is GlobeRiders Silk Road Adventure
. This is all about an organized trip with a bunch of riders who presumably paid quite a bit of money to have the trip planned and organized. So it is definitely NOT as hard core as Mondo Enduro. The production quality of the DVD is very good, and it is somewhat interesting. But it is really like a travel show with lots of talking about the locations that they visit. If you like travel shows, you will probably like this. But I was a bit disappointed that the motorcycle aspect was not particularly interesting. I guess that is to be expected, though, with a trip of this sort.
I am still on the lookout for a motorcycle travel (road or enduro) that comes anywhere close to the entertainment value of the Long Way videos. Anyway, that is my 2 cents.