If theengine and tranny were still operational,what went wrong that would make it easier to build this than to fix the car? Pretty cool bike,very inventive of him, but I gotta wonder a bit about the story.
...and he builds a motorcycle that must have taken at least a week (with what tools?) and to finally escape the desert he decided to take the time to add a muffler?
Originally posted by Ladysophiaofsandoz
Your facing the possibility of dying alone in the desert but you added a kickstand? The kickstand is only useful if you plan on stopping.
Originally posted by hp1229
Not sure if its true or not since nobody else was there in the deserts of Africa to validate his claim but a frenchman stuck in the Deserts of Africa built a motorcycle from his broken down Citroen. Pretty good set of skills and survival skill if true.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by elevenaugust
As mentioned earlier. Why would anyone expend so much energy and resources for 11 days, to build something that travelled at 5 mph, only slightly faster than a walk, to travel only 19 miles or so?
He could have walked out in 2 days, losing less water and requiring less calories to survive, and having a lot less risk of injury. Fabricating metals and working on engines is dangerous. I hurt myself every damn time I work on something.
IF he did this (and that is a big if), but if he really did this, it was pre-planned just to see if it could be done. It wasn't a true survival situation.
If he wanted to truly survive, he would have taken some of the fabric or light sheet metal, created a portable shelter, walked for a couple of hours each day at dusk and dawn, and rested under the shelter during the heat of the day, and he would have been home in a lot less time, with a lot less risk.
Originally posted by interupt42
reply to post by Mapkar
Originally posted by jonnywhite
I just love all the egos that say he couldn't do it.
Ha. You just jealous that MacGyver has something to learn from hinm.