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post #1 of 4 Old Aug 10th, 2006, 11:32 am Thread Starter
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Feasting On Asphalt?

Has anybody been watching “Feasting on Asphalt” on the Food Network?
http://www.foodtv.com/food/show_ab/0..._26776,00.html

I’m not a cook and didn’t even know about the channel until I caught the post about this 4 part series. All I had to hear was that host Alton Brown was riding a 2005 R1200RT and his crew had two R1150GS’s.
http://www.altonbrown.com/adventure/.../motogear.html

I kind of liked the first two episodes, but opinions vary greatly as you can see in this enjoyable thread: http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11400

I have to admit that I am waiting for the last episode that catches his crash.



Here’s what Alton says happened:

"I was thrown from my bike about 20 miles outside of Las Vegas on a gravel path. I was on a relatively large German sport-touring bike and we'd been riding for about eight hours, everybody was dog tired. I got down into a little ditch and tried to gun myself out of it and things went down hill … I broke my collar bone and busted up some ribs. But the bike's OK, just a few thousand dollars worth of damage but, you know, don't drop motorcycles if you don't have to. They don't bounce."

Now if Alton thinks his RT is a sport-touring bike, I wonder if he thinks that the GT is a sport bike. If so, what does that make the S bikes?

Anyway, I wouldn’t mind having this job. Riding and eating sound like a great occupation. I’ll be the camera man! Any would-be TV stars out there?

Bon appétit… or should that be guten appetit!

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post #2 of 4 Old Aug 10th, 2006, 12:01 pm
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That sucks. Not only for Alton, but for the fact that now the show will end with an "I just knew motorcycles were dangerous" crash. So much for promoting a positive image to the public.

I caught a few minutes of the show last night. It was OK, nothing exceptionally good or bad about it. But then again, I'm not a connoisseur of those food shows anyway.

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We've been having plenty of conversation about FoA. Mixed reviews. I like Alton good enough...but I hate this show.

And now more than ever, I'm starting to think he's a poser rider wannabe! YOU HEAR ME ALTON!!!!
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Ken,

You're right, it is a shame about the image the crash will have. The two shows I've seen makes me think he is concerned first and foremost about his own image. (I probably would be too if I were in his shoes) I do hate to see him flip up his helmet and talk directly to the camera, especially when it is beside him. I don't think he is going to be teaching any riding classes anytime soon.

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