Rickshaw Run

TWO adventurous women, ONE inappropriate Rickshaw, TWO THOUSAND miles across India For WATER.

An Indian rickshaw puts you right at the bottom of the Indian road hierarchy. It is probably the least suitable vehicle on the planet for covering the entire subcontinent in two weeks. It would probably be easier on a cow.

“The people of India were really a highlight of the race. For all of the absurdity of people wanting to take our photos and shake our hands or get our autographs to the boys who helped us push the rickshaw up the mountain to the mechanics, and random people who invited us for chai – it was lovely. I’ve never waved so much in my life – I felt like a queen on a parade float at times while I sat in the back of the rickshaw. Their eagerness to help was beautiful and humbling – and at times a bit frustrating too.”

The Rickshaw Run 2014 from Charlie Grosso on Vimeo.

Read the complete story of how Charlie and I stumbled across India in April 2014 as a part of the Rickshaw Run to raise $15,000 to bring 750 people clean water.

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The View Inside My Rickshaw

Posted by on May 29, 2014

Rickshaw Run Video

I already showed you the view outside my rickshaw during the Rickshaw Run, now it’s time to get a little glimpse of inside our rickshaw and what some of the ups and downs of driving this tin can 2,300 miles in India was.  I’ve put together a little Rickshaw Run video – however, I am […]

Crazy is Beautiful

Posted by on March 13, 2014

tap water

It’s so easy. We turn on a facet and there is water. Clean water gurgling through the pipes and tap. We go to our refrigerator and water and ice come out of the door. We turn on our shower, we flush the toilet, use a public water fountain – access to water is everywhere. Just […]

What I NEED for my Birthday Today

Posted by on February 12, 2014

birthday donation

I’m turning 44 years old today – something I normally try not to publicize.  In fact there are so many candles to put on my cake, someone better have some water ready to put it out!  But this year is different.  This year I’m throwing my birthday out there for all to see, hear, and […]