Week one is done!

Who would have thought a week would whizz by so quickly, yet here we are, Day 7 of the Rally! We are both still alive, and have not befallen death by either each others' hand or some other misfortune. That's not to say we haven't come close. Kerry's list of calamities (self induced, not counting … Continue reading Week one is done!

And we’re off… in more ways than one!

Tonight we are in Dijon, France, having just partaken in a most indulgent French dinner at a lovely restaurant. But before I get to the goat's cheese (that actually smelled and tasted like goat), or us accidentally driving through a traffic-free UNESCO heritage protected site, let me pick up where we last left off... Our … Continue reading And we’re off… in more ways than one!

“Going so soon? I wouldn’t hear of it. Why my little party’s just beginning.” ― L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

It's official.  One month today and we will be straddling our mighty steeds and sailing out of Goodwood Race track in London - after a lap around the track of course! It's hard to believe the time had come around so quickly.  It seems like only a few weeks ago I was assuring my boss … Continue reading “Going so soon? I wouldn’t hear of it. Why my little party’s just beginning.” ― L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Brains are the only things worth having in this world, no matter whether one is a crow or a man ― L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz

Rally fever is ramping up in the Whizzer household. Flights are booked and we have started delving into the mysterious and frightening world of visa applications. The Rally Facebook page is bursting with news of what the other teams are up to, and photos of their choices of transport (calling them ‘cars’ would be a step to … Continue reading Brains are the only things worth having in this world, no matter whether one is a crow or a man ― L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz

“Oh, you’re a very bad man! Oh no my dear. I’m a very good man. I’m just a very bad Wizard.”

Our Tasmanian Test Trip video is finally complete! If you didn't click on the previous link to view it - you can click here. In our previous blog post I mentioned that we had taken our bikes on a 'test trip' through Tasmania (the Tassy Test Trip, or TTT) over the Christmas break. Along with our tiny … Continue reading “Oh, you’re a very bad man! Oh no my dear. I’m a very good man. I’m just a very bad Wizard.”

Tasmanian Test Trip

                                            So, with a complete lack of annual leave (thanks to my application for three months leave in July to participate in the Mongol Rally) we decided to take advantage of our compulsory Christmas shutdown to … Continue reading Tasmanian Test Trip

“The Greatest Machine Ever Made”

Our last blog ended with us having made the decision to attempt the Mongol Rally... on postie bikes! Postie bikes are manufactured by Honda.  The 'new' model is the Honda Cub 110 ('NBC 110 Cub' Peter tells me is the formal name).  Peter has an 'old' model postie, the Honda CT 110, and he has ventured forth into … Continue reading “The Greatest Machine Ever Made”