People are asking, “So aren’t you afraid of a breakdown in, say, Kazakhstan, and you can’t fix it? What will you do?”
Now that’s where it’s handy to have the cheapest car in the race. What’s the worst that can happen? These are not countries where people are likely to torture or kill us-laugh at us, maybe, make that probably. We push ole Stewball into the nearest ditch, and get a ride, maybe on a hay-wagon, to a train station. We then take the train to Moscow and on to Paris, relax in a comfortable hotel, eat good French food, and greet the other weary racers when they arrive on July 23. There would be no prize for us, but it would be an interesting adventure and still definitely less than Ed Talbot and Marie-Claire Levieux experienced in their 2008 race. So, there’s no reason to be afraid.
See you on The Road to Paris,
Ed (Howle, that is)