Throttle Days Dual Sport
DVD in NTSC format
Length: 75 Minutes
Directed by JJ Turner
Cost: $24.95 including U.S. shipping
by Lori B. for webBikeWorld
Throttle Days Mexican Adventure
Throttle Days is the perfect vicarious motorcycle
adventure for the rest of us. Pick any motorcycle
owner from anywhere in the world, and you can pretty
much guarantee that they harbor a secret desire to can
it all and take off one day on a motorcycle adventure.
The problem is that very few of us can actually do
it. No problem! Let the Stosh brothers do it
These are not professional travelers -- in fact, no
offense to the Stosh's, but they definitely look like
they'd be more comfortable knocking back a SuperSized
order of wings and a half-dozen Rolling Rocks than they
do sitting on an F650 BMW. And not even a GS at
And that's just what makes this video so cool --
regular old guys have a dream and act on it without much
preparation or planning, but definitely with a whole lot
of fun, a great attitude and a love of motorcycling.
When you think about it, that's really what turns a
plain old trip into an adventure of a lifetime, no?
To make it even better, there's no production crew,
no $25k R1200GS outfitted for world travel and not even
a fancy camera. Heck, these guys barely know how
to boil water on a camp stove!
Now that could be the recipe for a video disaster --
a drawn-out monologue backing somebody's home movie.
But this is so different -- I'm going to say that it's
one of my most favorite motorcycle adventure videos for
sure. Somehow, they pull it off -- just the right
combination of home-brewed fun, great camera work using
the "Magic Broomstick" technology, and a lot of honesty
-- I really believe that nothing was planned and that it
was filmed pretty much as it happened.
The rough plan was to ride for 100 days to see what
happens. They picked the Trans-America trail
(something I'm embarrassed to say that I didn't even
know existed), which runs from Tennessee through 10
states, all the way to the Oregon coast. It uses
dirt roads, farm roads and way-back roads and it looks
like loads of fun.
Along the way there are tons of adventures, lots of
fun and plenty of excitement. This isn't a
"how-to" video; it's a fun time for the whole family and
I think it is one of the few videos that is truly
successful at blending the motorcycle part of the story
with the adventure, the scenery and the people.
Here's a trailer from the
Throttle Days website:
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From "B.W.": "I didn’t think
“Throttle Days” was helpful or particularly
entertaining. But for anyone planning to ride the
Trans-America Trail, It might be useful as a “how not
to” video, in terms of planning, preparation, skills,
and motorcycle loading. Instead of "Throttle Days," I
highly recommend two other videos.
First, for excellent, inspiring information about
preparing for and riding the TAT, try the
Trans-America Trail DVD. Second, if what
interests you is good riding video, experienced
Mark Sampson offers a very good DVD containing
exciting helmet cam footage of the eastern portion of
the TAT. Most of the spoken audio in Mark's video
is difficult to hear, but the video footage provides a
great look at the route in the eastern states.
Fine music is provided by a KTM 950.
(By the way, I have no connection to either of the
people whose videos I recommend. While Sampson’s
video is an amateur production, it has excellent footage
of the trail.)"
From "G.M.": "If folks want more
information and inspiration about the TAT, have a look
at the the
Ride Report Forum at Adventure Riders - Plan your
own trip this winter, no need to live vicariously ;^)
My riding partner & I are using ADV as a resource now
for our September '08 riding vacation in Moab, Utah."