Disclaimer: Due to the number of comments that have been received it has been felt necessary to clarify that this trip is in no way based on "The Long Way Round" which the authors of the trip were not aware and nor was it first broadcast of at the time at which this trip was drunkenly conceived. The authors of this trip would like to distinguish their intended trip from the journey undertaken in "The Long Way Round" in that unlike Charlie Borman and Ewan McGregor they are not experienced riders (they have both only been riding motorbikes for just over one year), they are not receiving sponsorship and they will not have a support crew with them at any point on the journey. Just to avoid any further confusion it has been thought that it would be helpful to point out that Tom Horovitch and Peter Caley are both fictional characters and are not famous film stars.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Peter takes a tumble, but picks himself up and carries on

Pictures (above and below) of damage to the fuel tank, cylinder head cover and engine bars of Peter's motorbike. On a wintry Saturday lunchtime in Rochford, Essex Peter was on his way to play rugby. Despite riding at only 30mph when going round a reasonably sharp right hander his rear wheel slipped and the bike slid from under him. He had a chance to brush himself down, establish that he was fine (other than a small rip in his trousers) and check that no other vehicles were coming; thankfully the road was empty and so there was no chance of him being hit by oncoming traffic. A local resident (who was incidentally a bike owner himself) had seen the whole thing and was able to help Peter pick himself and the bike up and carry on his way. At the end of the day Peter was more battered and bruised from the rugby match than he was when he came off the motorbike.


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