Motorcycle Adventurers or Motorcycle Tourists. Discuss.

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Motorcycle Adventurers or Motorcycle Tourists. Discuss.

Post by Bernard Smith » Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:58 pm

Just sayin'......

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NAwwww - don't sound right does it.

But anyway, aren't all 'adventure' motorcyclists merely motorcycle tourists by another name?

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Re: International Adventurers or Motorcycle Tourists. Discuss.

Post by Bernard Smith » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:13 pm

noun
1a - person who is travelling or visiting a place for pleasure:




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Re: Motorcycle Adventurers or Motorcycle Tourists. Discuss.

Post by ChrisA » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:29 pm

My folks toured around France ,Italy, Austria on his 500 Velocette a few years after the end of WWII, it was an adventure, they were on a motorcycle, the marketing boys hadn't thought of any special terms then.Dispatch riders coats and wool trousers, staying in pensions and making sign language for what they wanted, the technology changes but the ride is the same.

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Re: Motorcycle Adventurers or Motorcycle Tourists. Discuss.

Post by boatman » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:31 pm

and your point is ?

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Re: Motorcycle Adventurers or Motorcycle Tourists. Discuss.

Post by suffolkgsrider » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:34 pm

An adventure is an exciting or unusual experience;() it may also be a bold, usually risky undertaking, with an uncertain outcome.[1] Adventures may be activities with some potential for physical danger such as skydiving, mountain climbing or participating in extreme sports. The term also broadly refers to any enterprise that is potentially fraught with physical, financial or psychological risk, such as a business venture, a love affair, or other major life undertakings.

A tourist avoids risk and has a return ticket.
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Re: Motorcycle Adventurers or Motorcycle Tourists. Discuss.

Post by Oop North John » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:40 pm

Groundhog day, again :(

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Re: Motorcycle Adventurers or Motorcycle Tourists. Discuss.

Post by Fried Egg Sandwich » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:40 pm

suffolkgsrider wrote:A tourist avoids risk and has a return ticket.
...a tourist observes, an adventurer experiences? :dry:
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Re: Motorcycle Adventurers or Motorcycle Tourists. Discuss.

Post by picos mestizo » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:41 pm

The problem with the word ADVENTURE is that it counjours up thoughts of FIRST to DO.
Were Hillary & Tensing Everest Adventurers & all that came after just CLIMBERS.
Once it's been done can the next be an adventure or tour in the true meaning of the word.
As there aren't many more stones to turn, does ADVENTURER become diluted to TOURIST.
Therefore doesn't the equipment become touring including the machine it's done on.
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Re: Motorcycle Adventurers or Motorcycle Tourists. Discuss.

Post by AndyB » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:52 pm

It's an adventure if the rider thinks it is and it really doesn't matter how others describe it.

The way some people describe it you'd think the rider had to be alone and only ride on gravel tracks then pretend they're Bear Grylls at night or they might as well go on a package holiday to the Canaries.

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Re: Motorcycle Adventurers or Motorcycle Tourists. Discuss.

Post by johnnyboxer » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:56 pm

I'm a Tourist, on a motorcycle

Does that count :laugh:
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