Ok so we've all seen the "Long Way Round". This was an epic bike trip involving a quite good actor and his unknown actor mate, who is now a well known mate, though still not a good actor. They conquered the "Road of Bones" on state of the art BMW motorcycles. We couldn't beat that, but we could certainly out-crap it, which is why we chose to attempt their 18,000km trip on the machine that is to off-roading what syphillis is to romance, the Yamaha Townmate.
The writing should have been on the wall with Charlie only passing his bike test a month before we left and Nick's bike only passing it's MOT at the 3rd attempt but we would not be deterred. If only someone had warned us it was not a good idea to enter Transnistria illegally...
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Honda C90 Vs Yamaha T80. The verdict dd The long awaited death match finally takes place...
Off Road Training - part #1. Pushing bikes and riders to the limit in a field...
Long Way Round Vs Wrong Way Round Charley Boorman advises on the importance of a clean nob
Assen, Dutch Police and the search for Suzi Perry... Or how to completely ruin a first date...
The truth comes flooding out In hindsight, giving Nick a bike worth 30 quid was a mistake
The 4th rider of the Apocalypse Otherwise known as the episode where things go tits up
Withering Heights Moped Vs Mountain. The Transfagarasan Higway beckons...
Ups, downs and round and rounds... Passports = check, Visas = Check, Logbooks = err, um...
Where the hell is Transnistria? And why won't they let us out??!!!
Bordering on the ridiculous dddThe perils of entering a country via a field...