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Liam Marsden  says:

Pizza boys to tackle over 7,000 miles of desert on delivery scooters

Three pizza delivery boys from Sheffield, Yorkshire are going to ride 12,000km (7,456 miles) across punishing desert to Bamako, Mali to raise money for Practical Action. Liam Lee (25), Scott Hannah (32), and Henry Nottage (29) will ride three Honda Innova 125 step-through mopeds - complete with pizza boxes - from Sheffield, to Budapest and then on to Bamako as part of the...

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smoegen

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smoegen says:

Love guys like this, thanks to these boys you brits will keep your rumour as wonderfull and excentric!! I hope MCN will give us reports from this travel!!

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bustedbits

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bustedbits says:

postie bikes

The posties in australia use 110cc semi auto bikes in australia.  Last time i was out in white cliffs (look it up!) i ran into a bunch of them.  Top speed 40mph and all second hand, but they go anywhere up the desert tracks.  Although at this speed it can be rather, um, dull...  Without a doubt you will get there on the bikes, but stay off the continental motorways!  Best of luck.

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Ovski

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Ovski says:

Honda Cub 90

If they are anything like the cub 90 i used to deliver pizzas on they'l probably get there on one tank of petrol :-)

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HalfBakedHenry

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Thansk for the support

Ovski - yep, they are the replacement for the Cub 90, so I reckon we might even win? (the tactic is just don't stop)

Bustedbits - the first stage is 1024km of, you guessed it, continental motorways (from Budapest to Genova). D'Oh!

Smoegen - cheers, if people want to read it and MCN want to publish it I'm sure we can keep you updated somehow.  Am trying to get my grubby little mitts on a sat phone/modem jobber at the minute - any suggestions?

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rlf3

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rlf3 says:

Great stuff!

A big adventure you will all remember for the rest of your lives.

Only wish I could come along too, but an old phart like me would cramp you young'uns style.

There's loads of pretty girls out there, you'll have a great time you lucky young devils....

I wish you every success and a safe trip.

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leogreek

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leogreek says:

I've read of a guy who did something similar on a postie bike. Apparently they can be damaged after a long run, where the engine is really hot, if you stop and turn the engine off due to cooling down too quickly the entire engine can warp.

I guess as there's no liquid cooling it might be worth letting the engine cool down on tickover.

I have faith in the engines, don't know about the suspension, wheels tyres etc but best of luck, sounds like great fun.

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coxyjm

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coxyjm says:

quality

jealous, awesome.

all the the best chaps, enjoy,

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HalfBakedHenry

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Cheers

Will bear that in mind re: engine cooling.  I have a suspicion that by the time we finish each stage it will be in the early hours of the morning - this might mean no points for that day but on the plus side it'll be nice and cool!!

Rlf3 - Thanks for the encouragement.  Unfortunately after getting smacked in the nuts for 12 hours a day by the lack of ground clearance/inability to stand up properly/excessive amounts of rocks the 'pretty girls' might not be so appealing!!

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

Have fun lads

I like your attitude. Much more fun going into these things with an almost complete lack of planning.

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Bikefar

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Bikefar says:

Great!

Hey, Guys!  I wish you all sorts of luck and fun on this trip.

Can't help but think the Innovas are going to be more reliable than your old Frontera thing, though.

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