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.”
Only one team member can drive at a time during the Rickshaw Run, so that means half of the time you are a passenger. As a passenger, the back seat wasn’t very comfortable, but somehow we managed to sleep, eat, drink, and backseat drive all from the rear seat. A few days when I had […]
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 […]
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 […]
“The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.” I can still see the poor skier loose his balance and slide down the mountain with skis criss-crossed and pointed every direction. He seemed to bounce across the ground as the well-known words are spoken to kick of the Wide World of Sports every Saturday when […]
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 […]