Update on Itchyboots

johnny42

Well travelled
Location
NY State
Without the pandemic, I'm certain she would have appeared on one of the late-night shows. Fallon or Colbert if east coast, the others if she stays west coast. I think she and Jimmy Kimmel would hit it off! Then....watch her Youtube viewerage explode!
 

GaleForceEight

Well travelled
Location
Southend on Sea
For me, I have enjoyed watching her videos develop from the start of her trip from India through to her having to abandon her bike in Peru due to coronavirus repatriation.

I would love to ride some of the places she has - when I was a teenager I rented a moped in Singapore and went up into Malaysia for a month, with two jerrycans attached by some sisal dangling each side, and my rucksack bungeed to the fairing to keep the front end down. No lid, no spares, pre mobiles.... just a Honda and a bunch of blind optimism! Oh I did have a puncture repair kit and a bicycle pump in case of emergencies, so I guess I has SOME spares....

My son is 12 - I’ve taught him and his sister scuba diving, took her parachuting on her 16th birthday, I want to take him somewhere for a couple of months on bikes when he is a bit older/stronger. Another reason to get small cc bike for him to learn on. At the moment he only rides pillion.

I do watch Noraly’s recent videos to support her channel even though for me it has become a little too commercialised.

I wouldn’t buy anything for the sake of buying something, but if I wanted a hoodover I would be more likely to buy one from her site than a generic supplier.
 
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Shearboy

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Location
USA CO
I started watching from the beginning and have enjoyed watching her riding and filming skills improve along the way. The places she has gone would make most GS and large KTM owners look stupid and to do it alone is a testament to her courage and ability to get along with locals everywhere.
She rides a Himalayan, so do I! So that has of course added to the interest.
All of that said because of covid she is now basically treading water and I find the recent vids fluff and filler, I'll get back to watching again when the world is a little saner and she is back in Peru on her Himalayan.
 

TN_twowheeladdict

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Location
Tennessee
FWIW I wonder how many followers she would garner if she looked like - well - Rosie O'Donnell?
I have never seen her, in any of her videos use her femininity to garner views. No click bait, no skin, no use of feminine wiles. Is this the only reason you watch her?

For me, it is her personality, her respect for those she encounters, her childlike enthusiasm and wonderment of the world. She is also very prepared and intelligent and makes first rate videos.
 

puttbutt

Well travelled
Location
NY
FWIW I wonder how many followers she would garner if she looked like - well - Rosie O'Donnell?
got a chuckle out of your comment. depends, are you interested in the topic, or the scenery? I use to buy playboy magazines to read the articles. :)
 

TN_twowheeladdict

Well travelled
Location
Tennessee
Without the pandemic, I'm certain she would have appeared on one of the late-night shows. Fallon or Colbert if east coast, the others if she stays west coast. I think she and Jimmy Kimmel would hit it off! Then....watch her Youtube viewerage explode!
I doubt it. She is too nice for latenight TV.
 

grymsr

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Location
Maine
got a chuckle out of your comment. depends, are you interested in the topic, or the scenery? I use to buy playboy magazines to read the articles. :)
I absolutely meant no offense to her or others. But easy on the eye does factor in, I'll wager...
 

TN_twowheeladdict

Well travelled
Location
Tennessee
I absolutely meant no offense to her or others. But easy on the eye does factor in, I'll wager...
We barely see anything but a motorcycle geared up rider with a FF helmet on. That might be the way you are wired, but for me it is the thrill and enthusiasm she has for exploring the world. The wonderment, a little bit of geekiness that she portrays, coupled with outstanding cinematography and story telling. The motorcyclists I follow are a short list. Itchy Boots, anything by Zak and Ari, Fortnine, MotoGeo, and the MissendenFlyer when he is reviewing a bike I am interested in.

I guess you follow all the cute girl riders? :whistle::unsure:;)
 

Oatmeal

Getting there...
Location
West Covina, CA
I love the fact that she is a fellow countryman, I was born in Rotterdam but have been in the USA since 1961 (I'm old) and can understand most of the Dutch but, I'm pretty rusty.
She does a great job filming and narrating and makes you feel like you're there riding along with her.
I am.....vicariously.
Doesn't hurt that she's nice to look at too!
Can't wait till she resumes her travels, always look forward to her adventures.
Hans
 

BurnieM

Well travelled
The COVID-19 situation in South Africa seems similar to the Netherlands but the death rate is slightly higher.
If I caught it I would want to be in Europe with its much better medical systems.

I think it is probably one of the few countries she could get into and Noraly is at an age where the Covid effects are normally minor.

Friends from SA (now in Australia) tell me SA has a significant violent crime problem and I personally would not be travelling there, Covid or not.
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johnny42

Well travelled
Location
NY State
She's been wearing a mask since she posted her very first video. Not sure why since she wears a full face helmet. Even while riding on-road with no dust.
 
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