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    and any others interested in off road travels

    Hit the road Jack...

    BBC News Item
    It's not what inspires us that is important, it's where the journey takes us.

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    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".

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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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          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

          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

          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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