Norman Reedus or Daryl Dixon from The Walking Dead is returning to our television screens this Sunday June 12. This time, without the zombies.
Ride with Norman Reedus is a motorcycle “travel docu-series” where each episode is based on a different road trip. He starts the series off in Los Angeles and he’ll travel all over making stops only to visit custom bike shops, to ride dune buggies and well whatever else distracts him. And as we know Norman, we know shenanigans will ensue.
” I went to a biker church. The priest was giving his sermon while sitting on a Harley Davidson, and he was like, ‘You know, life is like a Harley Davidson. You gotta put gas in the tank or you’re gonna end up on the side of the road.’ And then we raced Porta Potties. So there’s been lots of weird stuff,” Reedus said.
And to keep that informal tone, Reedus has admitted to skipping hair and makeup. “I want to have people feel like they’re on the ride with us,” Reedus said.
In a recent interview, Reedus explains that he isn’t a motorcycle expert. “I’m just an enthusiast and want to learn, and with that comes mistakes… we’re really safety conscious and careful. We always wear fullface helmets and we don’t do anything too stupid. People that ride motorcycles are the best drivers on the road — you have to be completely conscious of what’s happening around you. You have to assume every car is texting and driving.”
Reedus, who has been riding since he was in junior high says another advantage of motorcycles is the anonymity of wearing a helmet. “I do some of my best thinking with a helmet on. I do that when I’m doing “Walking Dead” — I go over my lines as I’m riding to work in a helmet. I decompress on my way home in a helmet. I think people know my motorcycle in Georgia [where the show is filmed]. But I can escape quicker.”
We all know that this show is completely separate from The Walking Dead but we’re all thinking it- will any costars be appearing on the new show?
“We have a couple good riders on the show now. Steven Yeun rides. Jeffrey Dean Morgan rides. We actually all ride together in Georgia whenever we can. It’s such pretty riding down there — you can ride for hours and it’s just cows going by,” says Reedus.
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