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1 4 Shenstone...

and any others interested in off road travels

Hit the road Jack...

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Re: 1 4 Shenstone...

Amazing.

Another good description of that panamerican trip, on a bicycle this time, comes from Alastair Humphreys, done as part of his round-the-world-cycle trip.

He did it the hard way, covering the length of all the continents. Both his books are strongly recommended for any armchair traveller and cyclist: "Moods of Future Joys" and "Thunder and Sunshine".

http://www.alastairhumphreys.com/
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Thanks Wally great story, nearly inspired me to get my series 2a running again instead of rusting!
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Thanks Wally, great story.
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Re: 1 4 Shenstone...

Thanks Wally

this story has been on the LR forums for a few days so I had spotted it, but thanks for looking out for me

there is a quote on that story that's not right

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The Darien Gap - an area of mountains and jungle between Panama and Colombia - is the only section that cannot be driven through
in fact even the BBC say in a linked story

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It was only in 1960 that anyone managed to cross the Darien Gap by car - in a Land Rover dubbed The Affectionate Cockroach and a Jeep. It took nearly five months, averaging just 200m per hour
I call that Jeep / Land Rover - honours even (sort of like Mac/PC or Oly/Canon)

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