Event of the Year 2020

The Egalitarian Mammalians (Arrived)

Racers

Updates

  • Jan. 22, 2020, 11:28 a.m. - by the way, we made it around 2am this morning, just forgot to update this 😅
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 9:38 p.m. - team 9 - still chugging along!
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 8:17 p.m. - so we don't want to jinx it but... BUT... if our wonderful Canadian Red Cross guitar-playing climber driver feels awake enough, we might make it to Valencia late tonight as he's on his way to Malaga :) (same car, same license plate)
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 4:45 p.m. - on the way to Spain, as far as this driver can drive without getting too sleepy!
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 2:44 p.m. - team 9 - off we go!
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 2:33 p.m. - team 9 - a very kind man at the Valence station we're at (who couldn't give us a ride as he was transporting the car he was in) gave us money to travel with because he was worried about us in the weather. Shortly after two people offered a ride toward Avignon, so we're gonna snag that and hope to not get stuck! If so €€€ por la caridad /por la charité!!! Waiting to get in the car just now
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 1:44 p.m. - Team 9 - alive and well after an exhilarating ride to Valence
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 1:03 p.m. - team 9 - hitched to Valence! (not the same as Valencia btw)
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 11:51 a.m. - Arrived at a fantastic station! Our driver was very kind to take us from the corner we were on. Petrol is cheap and traffic heavy, right in the A7 southbound. on our way soon 🤞
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 11:42 a.m. - team 9 - to service station on A7
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 11:20 a.m. - Still in Lyon. Been staring at oncoming traffic long enough that anything that is stationary appears to be moving backwards
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 7:42 a.m. - team 9 - arrived in Lyon
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 12:55 a.m. - sleeping (on bus)
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 12:20 a.m. - team 9 - psych, we're going to Lyon for free! Claire's mad French skillz and the conductor's kindness gave us the ride :) I'm glad we didn't have to make that stay-or-go call ourselves
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 12:10 a.m. - team 9 - on a flixbus to a station 30km south of Paris, blagged. They won't let us on the whole way so the decision is to buy a ticket taking us to Lyon or to get dropped at the station at around 0200
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 10 p.m. - Got a lift back to the airport, hoping to blag a bus. Also about an hour ago a kind man who couldn't help gave us money to allow us to "get out of here" so hopefully that can go towards something.
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 8:48 p.m. - For our eager viewers out there, if our bus had stopped at a service station we likely would be well south by now
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 8:44 p.m. - We're still here :(:( but we got serenaded by a French man with bagpipes so it's almost ok
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 5:36 p.m. - lmaooooooo it was the same station we were last at
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 5:30 p.m. - team 9 - for better station (hopefully)
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 4:42 p.m. - Moving to better service station.
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 4:20 p.m. - team 9 headed from CDG to nearest service station
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 2:59 p.m. - Cardboard acquired
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 2:51 p.m. - In CDG...
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 11:42 a.m. - EU SIGN ON we wanted to walk around the chunnel train but slept through it. oops.
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 10:38 a.m. - UK SIGN OFF boarded the Chunnel train
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 7:49 a.m. - on a bus to France, thanks to Nick and Izzy for the hospitality and rest!
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 12:37 a.m. - sleeping in Tottenham
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 9:52 p.m. - LONDOOONNNNN! Hitched our whole way here, so far £0 spent on transport. On our way via tube to my (Marina's) friend's place to crash.
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 7:42 p.m. - on the way to LONDON woo!!!! going to stay the night there with a friend :)
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 7:32 p.m. - Arrived in Colsterworth. Lots of really kind drivers today, I hope we keep getting similar luck!
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 5:38 p.m. - Off to Stamford
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 4:08 p.m. - Changing destination of this ride from Doncaster to Wetherby, hopefully a better service station to hitch south from!
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 1:34 p.m. - we have a 3-hour ride to Doncaster in a motor caravan!!! there's a gorgeous yellow lab in here named Tilly who's an "absolute tart" and holding our hands. life is very very good.
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 11:34 a.m. - just got picked up by a friend from St Andrews who lives in Hamilton!!!! He's driving us half an hour south
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 10:53 a.m. - Team 9 - blagged from Rutherglen to Hamilton on the 267 bus!!
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 10:19 a.m. - Team 9 - blagged our way on to a bus headed all the way to Rutherglen, a whole few minutes away. Should have started from the centre, many regrets
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 9:19 a.m. - Team 9 - walked back from where we were last dropped off to where we started. Gulf station
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 9:18 a.m. - hi! we (team 9) are in car headed to another patrol station in Glasgow
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 7:21 a.m. - Walking to service station 30 mins south, feeling good