The teams have been on the road for ten glorious days. They're all a bit dirtier, hairier and have some great stories with which to furnish their old age.
Most of them are balls deep in North East India; a beautiful part of the world resplendent with lush jungle and a pleasing amount of mountain for good measure. Being a bit off the tourist tracks and trade routes this part of India is a bit wilder and has some spectacularly bad roads.
10 days on the road and the rickshaws will be more than a little broken. A perfect time for the roads to go to shit then.