Rickshaw Run India - Bad Week Good Week (April 2012)
Numb Bums: The Bounders provide a fascinating top fact - 'rickshaws make your bum go numb after driving for 3 hours' Thanks for that.
First Day Distance Covered: Team Mad Bad & Dangerous to Tow - '...just looked at the map and almost burst into tears, haven't even made a dent in it!'
Indian Roads: Team Mad Bad & Dangerous to Tow achieved a rather measly 350km in 11 hours, however - 'Driving a lawnmower on roads like the surface of the moon with a bajillion homicidal bus drivers trying to kill us, it was a good effort.'
Servo's Branding: The Inevitables stumble across this perfectly positioned air conditioning unit. What used to be 'World Class Lubricants' becomes...
Intact Limbs: The Inevitables decided to take their open sided rickshaw through a tiger reserve, a brilliantly well thought out idea if we've ever heard it - 'Going through a tiger reserve. Everybody cameras out, all limbs in the vehicle please.'
Avoiding Collisions: Idiots Abroad have had run ins with a multitude of road based obstacles - 'On a slightly negative note we did collide with a moving bus (Jamie), a stationary roundabout (me) and a stationary truck (Jamie)'
Petrol Stations in Thunderstorms: Totally Tuk'd almost lived up to their team name - 'Petrol station got hit by lightening while we were taking shelter during a thunderstorm today.'
Bowels: Team Going Nowhere Slowly announces to the world their bowel movements which we shall relay to even more of the world here - 'First deli belly casualty today!'
Adventurism: The Bounders Adventurists spirit - 'Tea - check, lucky elephant strapped to the front - check, no sense of direction - check. And we're off!!'
Rickshaw Addiction: Team Meatless Travellers are already hooked on the dangerous drug Rickshaw, cheaper than heroin and slightly more moorish - 'Think we are ready to quit our jobs and start working as Rickshaw drivers in Bombay.'
Chaos Personified: Pirates Radio Rickshaw describe their second day - '14hrs driving, 2000 honks and two crashes later we have arrived in Trichy. Funny things seen today - people going the wrong way down the motorway, a moustache, man walking ducks, me stalling in the middle of a busy junction, a man giving us a bar of snickers and wishing us happy easter, friends being towed by the police, someone blowing on our broken down rickshaw and it working, basically the rickshaw is chaos personified.'
Dancing at the Start Line:
Top Bodge: Bad Taste Bogans have a bodge to challenge Mongol Rally Top Bodges - 'Engine mount bolt sheared. Replaced with wire found on side of road and zip ties. Good as new!'
Novel Towing Method: Indian Ink witnessed a splendidly ingenious towing method, more pushing than towing though - 'We were pushed to a mechanic shop 8km away by him putting his foot out of his machine and onto the back of ours!'
Monkeys: The Bounders keep on hitting shit - 'So far today we've hit two trucks and a monkey and an eagle went for our rickshaw. The monkey is fine by the way.'
Rickshaw Pimping: The chaps from Great Balls of Fur have once again outdone themselves on the furring front.
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