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Week 5 Results – Final

Day 30 – Budapest to Maribor
Monday – Jul 11, 2016
Daily driving time: 9:36:13
Class Position: #1
Overall Position: #9


Day 31 – Maribor to Ljubljana
Tuesday – Jul 12, 2016
Daily driving time: 10:13:55
Class Position: #1
Overall Position: #11


Day 32 – Ljubljana to San Martino di C.
Wednesday – Jul 13, 2016
Daily driving time: 9:29:58
Class Position: #1
Overall Position: #11

Day 33 – San Martino di C. to St Moritz
Thursday – Jul 14, 2016
Daily driving time: 10:41:03
Class Position: #1
Overall Position: #10


Day 34 – St Moritz to Lausanne
Friday – Jul 15, 2016
Daily driving time: 9:44:30
Class Position: #1
Overall Position: #11


Day 35 – Lausanne to Reims
Saturday – Jul 16, 2016
Daily driving time: 0
Class Position: #1
Overall Position: #11


Day 36 – Reims to Paris
Sunday – Jul 17, 2016
Daily driving time: 0
Class Position: #1
Overall Position: #11

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Week 4 Results

Day 22 – Nizhny Novgorod to Zavidovo
Sunday – Jul 03, 2016
Daily driving time: 10:01:46
Class Position: #1
Overall Position: #13


Day 23 – Zavidovo to Smolensk
Monday – Jul 04, 2016
Daily driving time: 9:58:56
Class Position: #1
Overall Position: #13


Day 24 – Smolensk to Minsk
Tuesday – Jul 05, 2016
Daily driving time: 12:23:47
Class Position: #1
Overall Position: #13


Day 25 – Minsk to Brest
Wednesday – Jul 06, 2016
Daily driving time: 9:02:04
Class Position: #1
Overall Position: #13


Day 27 – Rzeszow to Kosice
Friday – Jul 08, 2016
Daily driving time: 7:38:38
Class Position: #1
Overall Position: #11


Day 28 – Kosice to Budapest
Saturday – Jul 09, 2016
Daily driving time: 9:43:49
Class Position: #1
Overall Position: #10

Week 3 Results

Day 15 – Novosibirsk to Omsk
Sunday – Jun 26, 2016
Daily driving time: 11:28:00
Class Position: #1
Overall Position: #15


Day 16 – Omsk to Tyumen
Monday – Jun 27, 2016
Daily driving time: 11:20:00
Class Position: #1
Overall Position: #15


Day 17 – Tyumen to Yekaterinburg
Tuesday – Jun 28, 2016
Daily driving time: 6:53:17
Class Position: #1
Overall Position: #14


Day 18 – Yekaterinburg to Perm
Wednesday – Jun 29, 2016
Daily driving time: 8:38:00
Class Position: #1
Overall Position: #13


Day 19 – Perm to Kazan
Thursday – Jun 30, 2016
Daily driving time: 10:36:17
Class Position: #1
Overall Position: #13


Day 21 – Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod
Saturday – Jul 02, 2016
Daily driving time: 9:09:00
Class Position: #1
Overall Position: #13

Week 2 Results

Day 8 – Murun to Uliastai
Sunday – Jun 19, 2016
Daily driving time: 6:50:08
Class Position: #1
Overall Position: #18


Day 9 – Uliastai to Chjargas Lake
Monday – Jun 20, 2016
Daily driving time: 7:10:48
Class Position: #1
Overall Position: #16


Day 10 – Chjargas Lake to Olgiy
Tuesday – Jun 21, 2016
Daily driving time: 7:59:07
Class Position: #1
Overall Position: #16


Day 12 – Altai Republic to Aya
Thursday – Jun 23, 2016
Daily driving time: 9:25:53
Class Position: #1
Overall Position: #16


Day 13 – Aya to Novosibirsk
Friday – Jun 24, 2016
Daily driving time: 9:32:50
Class Position: #1
Overall Position: #15

Week 1 Results

Day 1 – Peking to Datong
Sunday – Jun 12, 2016
Daily driving time: 6:23
Class Position: #1
Overall Position: #1


Day 2 – Datong to Erenhot
Monday – Jun 13, 2016
Daily driving time: 12:00
Class Position: #1
Overall Position: #1


Day 3 – Erenhot to Undurshireet
Tuesday – Jun 14, 2016
Daily driving time: 8:24:05
Class Position: #1
Overall Position: #35


Day 4 – Undurshireet to Ulaan Baatar
Wednesday – Jun 15, 2016
Daily driving time: 12:11:32
Class Position: #1
Overall Position: #22


Day 6 – Ulaan Baatar to Bulgan
Friday – Jun 17, 2016
Daily driving time: 9:51:04
Class Position: #1
Overall Position: #18


Day 7 – Bulgan to Murun
Saturday – Jun 18, 2016
Daily driving time: 7:15:18
Class Position: #1
Overall Position: #19

Road Rules of Le Monde

  • Check your blindspots (all of nine of them, even the one you didn’t know you had). It’s common knowledge that if you don’t check all your blindspots while uttering the words ’smashy banger little vampire’, the Hairy Hands of Beijing will grab your steering wheel and overturn your car. Also, checking one’s blindspots means you can clip cyclists/motorcyclists at just the right angle that will cause little to no damage to your precious car. 
  • Wear your seatbelt at all times. This will prevent you from carrying out any impulse you have to flee aforementioned car (which doesn’t glitter so hypnotically from the inside, and will no doubt feel at times like a prison. Or rather, a purgatorial, bone-shaking, arse-numbing, mind-deadening, hot, suffocating prison) after the fourth day. Please consider renaming your seatbelt your ‘No Regrets’ belt. Wearing it will not compromise your pride or undermine the feat you’ve undertaken; not wearing it may lead to regrets.
  • Don’t make eye contact with WomenKind, particularly after dark or during the day. This may encourage their small brains to think you want to ‘get primal’ with them. If you must speak to them, be sure you’re wearing your wedding ring on ALL fingers (some of WomenKind do not know which ring is the wedding finger, which again may lead to them into thinking you want to ‘get primal’ with them) and say nothing to challenge their superiority or femininity. It is probably best that you cover your bony white elbows and knees, which are a particular temptation to many of WomenKind of different countries, ages and cultures. Be on your guard in public places (you will be an easy target) and in quiet areas (this will also make you an easy target). Be particularly wary if you are offered alcohol (I know, it’s a big ask, but WomenKind will do anything, the buggers). Don’t go anywhere alone and think about creating a buddy system with Phil. For example, ask yourself the following questions:
    • How long has Phil taken in the little boys room?
    • Were there any women in the vicinity when he went in?
    • Are there other men I could call on (men around the world largely take the same approach to these things: that is, 100% do not want unsolicited attention from WomenKind and will therefore be sympathetic to your cause.)
    • Failing that, do I know the number for the local police? BEWARE: Your call for help will, in a cruel-but-necessary twist of fate, given that WomenKind are faster, stronger and better than mankind, be answered by WomenKind in nearly ALL instances, thus potentially endangering you both further
    • What I’m saying Paul, is keep your windows wound up, lest a prozza come up, gauge your forearm and give you some form of STI
  • Be in contact often. This will enable us, if anything happens to you, to easily find where you last were, and come and pick up the car to flog.
  • Be careful what you eat. Frankly Paul, we’re all on a tight schedule here: if you wind up with the shits and get to Paris later than planned, you can expect your welcome party to have drunk the drink we ordered for your arrival, eaten the food, partied in your absent name and pissed off back home. If in doubt, disinfect your stomach regularly, ideally with straight vodka.
  • Don’t drive too fast. Same applies as above, really. If you arrive too early, you can expect us to be underwhelmed by your not-so-gruelling, faster and easier than expected little jolly, and keep the drink/food/ partying/etc to ourselves.
  • Be safe. Safety is often overrated and can lead to all sorts of boring decisions, which combine and multiple through our lives each day and week, curdling our youth and curdling our energy into a stagnant but pleasant-tasting vat labeled the ‘Custard of Lost Dreams’. However, safety may also result in you seeing the Eiffel Tower for the tenth time, seeing your wife, children, family and friends for the millionth time, drinking your billionth glass of vino and generally continuing life in the same vein as usual. Which should not be underrated.

Follow these rules (plus a few more obvious ones like ‘refuel the car when needed’ (with the right fuel), ‘eat when required’ (as least five to six times a day as is customary in our shared cultures) ‘drink water, in equal or greater amounts to alcohol where possible’ and you’ll be fine.

See you on the other side.

ADDENDUM

A final and very, very useful tip: don’t take anyone called Phil with you. Don’t worry about anyone called Phil. In fact, forget the word Phil: he is not a person, he is not a he, he is barely a notion at the back of your mind, already fading away as your mouth failingly tries to form the name that is not Phil.

INSTEAD: check you have someone with you named SEBASTIAN. He will be doing half the driving, in case you weren’t aware, so would be good to have along.

Author: Anna Hickman

P2P Race Start – Gentlemen start your engines!

2016-06-12 Great Wall & Boys over the bonnet at

Signature handshake! Our standard ritual before a great adventure.

2016-06-12 Paul & Bas getting some GPS instructions from Pete

Paul and Sebastian getting a quick lesson on GPS gadgetry from Pete.

2016-06-12 Dragon at P2P Start Line

Dragon dance, wishing all the teams the best of luck.

2016-06-12 - Great Wall - Bas checking engine still neat & tidy

The final checks carried out by the one and only Sebastian.

2016-06-11 Mini between Le France

Who says size matters? Paul and Chris with their iconic Mini.

2016-06-12 Paul off to a good start at Great Wall

Emptying out the bladder is a must before the arduous journey. Thanks for the borrowed toilet paper!

2016-06-12 Deb gives boys gentle shove

Deb giving a helping hand. Every drop of fuel counts!

2016-06-12 Silvia & the Dragon

Silvia with the Dragon.

2016-06-12 On their way, bless them

Waiting to move up to the starting line.

2016-06-12 Dr Nicky telling Paul to take his antibiotics for his teeth

Almost forgot, Dr Nicky telling Paul to take his antibiotics for his teeth.

2016-06-12 Aussie Daniel & John in Bentley, one of Silvia's rivals

Aussie Daniel & John in their 1936 Bentley Sport Special, one of  Silvia’s rivals.

2016-06-12 One of Silvia's rivals

Another one of Silvia’s rivals. Steve and Katherine in their 1915 American La France.

2016-06-12 James Bond with roof racks

James and David in the ultimate spy car, 1967 – Aston Martin DB6.

2016-06-12 Aussie Jill & Bruce in Red Dog, Silvia's pet

Aussie rivals Bruce and Jill in their Red Dog.

2016-06-12 Aussie Jill & Gunther in Mustang - in NBI Team with Silvia

Gunther and Jillian in their Ford Mustang Mach 1.

2016-06-12 Silvia at Starting Line

Silvia at the racing line. Pedal to the Metal!

2016-06-12 Aussie Bruce & Jill in Monaro - in NBI team with Silvia

An Aussie icon, pure brut force. 1971 Holden Monaro.

P2P First day in Beijing China – Settling in

Boys working out GoPro Bristol 403 Silvia

Paul and Sebastian – boys working out the electronics – linking together Garmin GPS, Spot Track, Monit Rally Thingimebob, Satellite Phone, Go Pro, Shaver and Teabag wringer.

2016-06-09 Dinner back streets Beijing

Dinner in side street – In photo – Sebastian, Paul, Dorothy, Deb and Martin (support crew from Tasmania). This place served skewered ligaments and testicles which were absolutely delicious!