Monday, May 14, 2018

the most unusual types of vehicles used on cross continent trips, a Tuk Tuk/rickshaw, a Meyers Manx, a penny farthing, Citroen van, and a tractor

Antonia and Jo drove their Tuk Tuk (auto rickshaw) from Bangkok Thailand to Brighton England.. 12.7k miles, 2 continents, 12 countries, and several landslides were driven over along the way

They broke the previous world record of 11,900 miles in a rickshaw... what is more amazing, that anyone ever had went from India to England, or that their record would be broken by a trip from Thailand?!?!?!?

and a Meyers Manx on a 1968 VW bug chassis from Sweden to the Sudan

A crazy guy on a bike. That's his website,  and his description. I can relate

A bicycle tourist, Adolf Hitler and Charles Manson walk into a bar. The bartender looks at the group and exclaims "Hey! You can't bring that bike in here!"

Q. What’s the difference between a cycle tourist and a cricket?
A. The cricket loves making clicking sounds with its legs.

Q. Why did the cycle tourer ride an extra 2000 miles, cross two continents and hitch home 6 months late on a leaky sea freighter?
A. To avoid the baggage handlers at Chicago airport.

things rarely mentioned in cross continent trips, the shots. Some of them are polio, meningitis, and Japanese encephalitis.



    1. Yes, thank you! I didn't have a post on that, but, Tractor Girl had been inspired to use Ferguson tractors on her trip exactly because of that trip by Hillary... and so, when I was running short of time, I went with her photos, and linked to my post about her that does explain that she was following the Hillary example of using tractors, because I can link to the very thorough post.