Torsten: I’ve been reading a book ‘Peking to Paris – The Great Expedition’ ( http://www.pekingparis2005.com/ ) which chronicles the journey to recreate the original 1907 Peking to Paris ‘raid’. The book follows the the drivers and their five vehicles of the same make as the original journey from China through Mongolia, Russia, Lithuania, Germany and on to France.
Torsten: One of the problems Ulick & I had to face when starting this project was that of self promotion. Not exactly a strong point for either of us, being the sort of people who like to keep our heads down and get the job done. But self promotion is a big part of any fundraising
Torsten: We went out to test some knobbies for the areas that will be short on tarmac this weekend. One concern we have though is that the profile of the tyres are so much lower than standard 3.50 rubber which makes for a pretty hard ride. They did perform OK, in fact while sliding around with
Ulls: Well, I’ve finished the initial route plan. I’m sure there will be plenty of changes however, in the coming weeks and months. We’ve included all the extremes in this first draft, whether we will make all of them I’m not sure. Byron in the east, Shark Bay in the west, Cape York in the