Yak To The Future - "Yak"? What the fuck? Allright, enough with the puns and wordplays, or as my former English teacher Mrs. Avenell would've said (or rather, screamed): "CUT IT OUT!", leading even my rugby playin' buddy Maxwell to duck his head instinctively.
Anyway, Yak To The Future is the name of one of the teams taking part in this year's Mongol Rally; the route leads from my old hometown London all the way to Ulaanbaatar, which happens to be the capital of Mongolia. What route? It's up to you which one you pick. Everybody can take part, if they don't end up on an endless waiting list and unless they fail to rack up at least one thousand bucks which are gonna be donated to charity. So you're taking part in a huge adventure and raising money for a good cause.
I found out about the Mongol Rally too late to participate this year, so I'm gonna sign up for 2011. The reason why I'm putting up a link to the website of these six guys is that they'd probably be the kind of guys I'd want to ride with if I hadn't already chosen my favourite co-driver who's equally adventurous as yours truly, and so happens to be the only person I know that this applies to.
They've collected a lot of money already but I figured, the more the better. If they're just a tad more responsible than me old lad Patty, they shall arrive at this faraway destination instead of getting busted for driving under the influence after a visit to the pub.
"Where we're going, we don't need roads..."
Of course I'll keep you updated and let you know if (and when) I've progressed beyond the waiting list (sometime around September, I think) and how everything will be coming along. After my American road trip last year, this summer's tour of Scandinavia will be another chance to put my endurance to the test.
Now before I get back to writing that essay for uni, let me post an archive shot... it's from last year and I came across it today.
Have a great week.