posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 08:40 AM
THE MONGOL RALLY!
Do you long for a taste of adventure?
The world is just a little bit too safe. Gone are the days where the edge of the map called you forth to discover what lay beyond - satellite maps and
GPS have it laid out before you leave the armchair. What if you want things to go wrong? What if you want a bit of unknown in a world full health and
safety measures? What you need is the Mongol Rally.
Imagine yourself in the middle of the gargantuan Kazakh desert, your car slowly being shredded by the dirt track your map says is a motorway,
completely lost hundreds of miles from civilisation with no back up crew to rescue you. Just you, your wits, your increasingly brown pants, a car that
the laws of physics say shouldn't have got you past Peckham Rye and a slightly angry looking man with a gun.
If this all conspires to make you think, "my goodness that's a terribly silly idea" the Mongol Rally is probably not your cup of salted Mongolian
tea. If, on the other hand, you think "hang on by gad, that's exactly what I need", you've found your calling, so reply to this thread or u2u me
to find out what you'll be doing next summer.
I am starting up a team to drive from London to Mongolia for Hope and Homes Children's charity in the summer of 2010. I am looking for two team
mates who ideally have a passion for travel, adventure and cars. I am based in London, England and so if you are close then that is always going to
be a bonus.
I already have a vehicle, purchased for £50 (it runs just fine ... sort of) and so work needs to begin immediately.
I thought that this forum would be a good place to get a team together as we are all like minded folk.
This is living.
[edit on 27-1-2009 by george_gaz]