The Mototaxi Junket

A few buddies and I were participants in Peru’s Mototaxi Junket,  one of several events concocted and hosted by The Adventurists. Their aim:  introduce into our lives a little chaos and tempt fate, all while contributing to charity.

Though good-natured, the seriousness of these events is not lost from The Adventurists organization.

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One of the several check-boxed acknowledgments during the registration process.

Anything worth doing is going to involve some risk. So why not?

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Our mototaxis lined up at the starting line.

Never before have I been included in a group of people so … crazy? I’m not sure of the correct adjective; it takes a special kind of person to say, “Yes, I’ll attempt to drive through the desert, rainforest, and over the Andes on one of the worst forms of motorized transportation ever conceived…on some of the worst known roads…for fun.”

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The racers gathered beneath the starting line banner moments before the start.

With teams from the US, UK, Scotland, South Africa, Romania, Switzerland, Australia, and New Zealand, it was a diverse event.

My teammates Andrew (left) and Scott (middle) somewhere in the Andes.
Me with my teammates Andrew (left) and Scott (middle) somewhere in the Andes.

There upcoming book is to be released in late summer of 2018. To find out when the book is released and available for FREE, sign up at the bottom of this page. Until then, enjoy a few excerpts.

The Prologue-learn about Cindy and cell death.

Mototaxi Nuts and Bolts-let me paint a picture…

Clutch Cables and Coasting-how to gauge a mototaxi’s performance.

A Shockingly Good Shower-Hot water!

Blowout-roads can be dangerous…especially for this guy.

Roadside Service-or not!

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