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    "Why We Ride" the movie

    Soooo,
    Rhonda and I finally found, the movie, "Why We Ride" on amazon, so we watched it last night. The theme, editing, and photography were excellent, however, there definitely seemed to be a brand bias. Harley Davidson, Indian, and Honda, were featured prominently throughout the documentary. Other brands were shown in a muted manner. Valerie Thompson was interviewed briefly with a few seconds of her bonneville run, no close up of the bike or even a mention the brand and model of her bike, unlike others interviewed. Several times one could see a brand other than the three mentioned, but only briefly, and often in a riding away slow motion scenery shot. If I were to guess I would say, only 2 maybe 3 minutes of BMW footage. I also found it curious that one could mention European moto GP, or European racing period and not mention the isle of man TT. I know the Daytona 200 is a big race, but I doubt it's considered the ultimate motorcycle race in the world as the documentary would lead us to believe.
    I enjoyed the history, the interviews, and the high speed slow motion photography. Would love to see something like that strictly for beemers.
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    Ultimately what brand of bikes that were shown had little to do with the point of the movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    Ultimately what brand of bikes that were shown had little to do with the point of the movie.
    I agree, and that was my point. The over emphasis on the three brands mentioned at the obvious exclusion of others detracted from the message.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerreece View Post
    I agree, and that was my point. The over emphasis on the three brands mentioned at the obvious exclusion of others detracted from the message.
    No we do not agree. But that is okay.
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    I saw the movie at the local BMW dealer.

    I thought the movie was pretty good, but one thing I noticed was that it pretty much ignored the subject of touring on motorcycles.

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    Barely scratched the surface of why many ride...
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    I have yet to see it.

    I have learnt that sometimes the title is more a marketing instrument, and less an actual good description.

    So, when I do see the movie I will be evaluating if the movie is in fact "Why We Ride", or if it is more:
    - why I want to be associated with motorcycle
    - why I own a motorcycle
    - why I want to be a biker

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