Rickshaw Run January 2017 - The Rolling News Part 2

3000-odd kilometers, in 85 woefully underpowered machines. The Rickshaw Run is live. This is the place to get the latest news:

15th January

What time is the party starting? It’s already 11am and we are not drunk.
— Filipe, Guaritoteam

Excellent priorities. 


16th January

Cricket has been played, and the local team has upheld tradition with a decisive victory. 


15th January

The Rickshaw Run is over. The troublesome ricks are being rounded up. But this team has decided to keep it a bit difficult: 

Look Mum No Hands is now Look Mum No Passports.
— Ash, Look Mum No Hands

14th January

It seems that there's more than one team looking to pass a bit of time outside Jaisalmer. Here's Mario's Muppets and Luigi's Legends:


14th January

It's the last day on the road for most of our teams. Twan Trio's found a novel way to kill a few hours on the final road:


13th January

One team's already in, The Whambulance, Ghandi Warhols and Duk Tuk take 2nd, 3rd and 4th in. 


13th January

Sphincter Fatigue are having a different kind of problem today:


13th January

One team's already in, but the rest are making the most of it. 


12th January

Alas, it has to be someone. This year, the dubious honour of finishing first goes to the chaps of Stawberry Seahorses. 

One of our team mates is having a bowel incident, I don’t have time to give you our best story
— Zachary

The rest? They'll be piling in to join them tomorrow and Saturday. 


12th January

Team Goshtbusters are still on the road, but seem pretty confident they've got this Rickshaw Run thing down. Read their ode:

I'd say we can't fault it, but that would be a lie. 

You *lose* your shit. 


12th January

An early morning scene from Wave of Destiny:

We just want to have a quiet breakfast for a day! ;)
— Wave of Destiny

They're just joking. They love it. 


12th January

Here's a story for your morning:

We had found paradise! Just a lane for us on the Expressway. Took over 2 trucks and then disaster struck, they sent us back at the Tollstation, and by back I mean wild gesturing with a stick followed by a full blockade of the Expressway so we could turnaround. Good times
— St Gall Unicorns

That sounds like karma to us - the expressway is cheating. 


11th January

You’ve never seen shock until you see locals seeing our Rickshaws for the first time, driven by strange looking pasty bodies with ukuleles and manic grins.
— Ashley, Look Mum No Hands

11th January

More buildings and views from the coal face on Day 10:


11th January

We limped to the mechanics who laughed at our multiple MacGyver efforts and replaced all four rear axle covers.
— Matt, Adventure Time Travellers

There there. Getting it fixed is what counts. 


11th January

This is a real problem:

Took a speed bump too fast and our bottle of beer cracked.
— Alexei, Curry in a Hurry

11th January

It seems our runners like talking about the weather. We Brits' approve. 

Advice for the future runners stay in the south as long as possible... the north is cold and full of dust.
— April - Burgers, Bangers and Biltong

11th January

Two years ago, Matt and the Bangalore Bandits did the Run on the same route in January 2015. Two years later, they've cut together this 11 minute gem of a video. The horns, the alleyways the breakdowns: it's all there.


10th January

Slow and steady only wins if you are going in the right direction.
— Alexei, Curry in a Hurry

Fortune cookie fodder that. 


10th January

Do you twit? We do: 


10th January

You don't want to hear the conversation that prompted this piece of advice:

Put toilet paper in the freezer for fast effective relief.
— Falcon

Meanwhile:

Toilet of the Day
— Team Izumi

Sensing a theme developing. Great. 


10th January

There was a brawl between about 10 of the staff and some customers while we were there (and I mean a brawl, there were improvised weapons). But overall a lovely evening.
— Dhruv, Strawberry Seahorses

Sounds it. 


9th January

Rest your eyes with the best of the Day 8 pictures:


9th January

Bit of an accident apparently for Singin' in the Rain:

They aren't the only ones, this lot don't look very promising either:


9th January

To date we have lost: one licence plate, one tent, one hammock, one waterproof jacket (to dogs) one pen knife, two sunglasses and our speedometer.
— Naanthing to lose

You overpacked. 


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