We've got 87 Rickshaws driving from Kochin in South India to Jaisalmer in North India. That's around 3000 kms. Here's the latest on their progress:
Welcome, fair reader. You must be here to catch up on the January 2017 Rickshaw Run. A fine choice. You are now roughly halfway through.
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This is a fantastic sentence:
Topped perhaps only by this one:
Those poor valets.
Let's have some photos. Here's a round up of Day 7:
Congratulations, you must have one of the good ones.
Dan from Tyrickshawrus Rex is a big fan of the sunset photos.
He does it rather well too, as they go. Our only question is if this is a case of missing teammates or three one-man teams.
This is our favourite story of the Run so far:
That's not even their only close call:
This is a "high speed hat rescue" apparently.
Since they only sent a pre-rescue still, it's probably safe to assume they missed.
It's about time for this to come up again:
We warn you everytime.
It's probably fine.
It's happened. No better way of commemorating the Run than with a permanent souvenir:
The proud owner? April from Burgers, Bangers and Biltong.
An age old story:
No pictures yet of the Goa party - but we can bring you these morning after gems:
Sounds like quite a party. Probably an ok thing we didn't get any pictures then:
Not been the best start for Curry on Driving the morning after:
That's not their only problem.
Er..... Hang in there?
It's Day 4. That means the not-quite-midway party in Goa.
Pure coincidence. Probably.
A few shots from Day 3:
As long as they're co-ordinating to be as inconvenient as possible. That's nice of them.
It's not all breakdowns:
Nice. We'll count that one as a win our end then.
Nothing like the Run to bring up those simmering family tensions:
It's like Christmas all over again eh?
Photo time. Here's a round up of Day 2:
Keep up the good work Teams.
And we're only on Day 2. We'll ask him again in two weeks.
Spotted by Robin of Faithfully Bobbin' II:
An excellent question, Robin.
Wise man here.
It's only day 2 but Runners are already giving each other advice:
Good batch this year.
A few more for your consideration:
And a video to round off the day:
Here are the best of the images from Day 1 on the Road:
Start as you mean to go on eh?
Sounds like it's going well:
The first Roll is in. The honour goes to Guaritoteam 1:
2nd January 2017
And they're off.
What is apparently chaotic behind the scenes, creates the appearance of calm order from outside. Swan like.
Compare the Teams Leaving the Compound from @ThreeLoneWolves with the other from our event team:
Nothing like naming and shaming your teammates eh Jon? Even better is the conclusion:
That we do find a bit far fetched.
January 1st 2017
Some more of the best shots so far from New Years Day.
1st January 2017
For the first time ever, our runners were invited to the New Year's Day parade in Kochi. Probably quite a good introduction to the pace they'll be keeping.
The Video? From the fine chaps @ThreeLoneWolves. This is their chosen description:
Quite a good summary of what to expect. Bravo chaps. Keep up the good work.
As meetings go....
1st January 2017
We were greeted this morning by these:
Sounds like a decent New Year's party then.
Ah yes, that's our resident mechanic Mr Rich:
Er...yup. That is definitely the caption we were expecting on this photo.
The finest from behind the scenes over the launch weekend:
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