TeamBookTwo… to Timbuktu!

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It’s the final countdown!

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Last post of the day, promised! (In fact, probably last post for a while!) My what a day… A HUGE THANK YOU TO ELISA, WHO WAS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC TODAY! Did you know that MB dealerships are closed in the afternoon in Spain for a siesta? They only reopen at 17:00 (until 19:00)…

The 3 Wheeled Car…

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Howdy! (apologies to those subscribed for the multiple emails today!) How far can a car with one wheel missing go? So… eventually decided to look into it… jacked the car up and rattled the wheel, there was a bit of play {guessing 2mm-ish in being able to move the wheel horizontally away from the car}. […]

Should we? …

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A quick update from bandaged finger… Got the car running again this morning… no noises now… after a few crunches everything went quiet! So unless the wheel is about to fall off or seize, looks like we may be able to keep going! Albeit at a slower speed… Still can’t find anyone to swap the […]

Live Update from the Field!

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26 Dec 2010 Definitely an interesting day… I woke up at 3am, got ready and drove to Andrea & Tim’s place. By the time we loaded, fuelled and got to Folkestone it was past 7am. Luckily, our train was cancelled, so we weren’t late for the checkin! At the terminal, we met Dave and Olly […]

Just arrived at the hotel in a…

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Just arrived at the hotel in algeciras…5:15 am… had a tyre failure (not a puncture), and wheel bearing failure on the way… finger …

nd home… this is a text upda…

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nd home… this is a text update… so not sure how effective it is!

e clamp… lying in bed consid…

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e clamp… lying in bed considering codeine… might be too drastic for now. Will consider stitches after some sleep! I’m starting to cr …

Day 2: Time to Tango?

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Day two of the challenge… and by the time you read this, we should be somewhere in Spain… or is that Morocco? Well, last year – by this point we were in a hotel in Southern Spain enjoying the sunshine, sangria and paella…¬† I don’t think Andrea will be having any Paella this year… lets […]

Day 1: England & France

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After a ridiculously early start, we got to Folkestone with time to spare before our train left today. We then made fantastic time through France, without the slightest impediment from the snow… There was no traffic, and we found a fantastic free campsite on the border with Andorra where we are now spending the night. […]

Company85 Lends a Hand!

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Merry Christmas! With only¬†2 days to go before the launch of group 1105 of the Timbuktu Challenge, things have been pretty stressed. We’ve been pressed for time to get those last minute things together… and we’re at a good point! We are also welcoming another sponsor to the team, which everyone is very grateful for!