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Old 07-03-2011, 16:28   #1
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Four Strokes of Luck - Motorbike-Powered Dinghy

Stumbled across this story in a local paper

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In a race against time, three Australians and one Bolivian must invent a boat powered by motorbikes to cross a dangerous passage of sea.

Their plan is so ambitious, their only chance of survival is success.

Living at the end of the last road in Colombia, they rush to shoehorn their motorbikes into a washed-up boat before hurricane season arrives. In the dangerous port town, the threat of kidnap and murder by the Colombian Revolutionary Army (the FARC) is frightening real.

Working alongside locals, every day is nerve-racking. They plan to sail 200km through the deceptively beautiful waters of the Caribbean to the first road in Panama. A simple goal, with exceptional risks.

The journey is beyond travelling. It is life and death, heaven and hell, pleasure and pain. Fishing for food, marooned on islands and being held captive push the team to breaking point.

But then, creating history has never been easy.

Four Strokes Of Luck | The Adventure.
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Old 07-03-2011, 16:34   #2
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I somehow find this annoying. I can't explain it. It has something to do with people glorifying the danger they are in, when for Colombians, that is simply everyday life.
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I somehow find this annoying. I can't explain it. It has something to do with people glorifying the danger they are in, when for Colombians, that is simply everyday life.
Its called jumping in the crapper and complaining about the turds....
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Re: 4 strokes of luck-motorbike powered dinghy

Thanks for posting the DVD trailer.

"there are just to many too calculating, boxed-up sane folks out there"
Stories need telling...

Kind regards to the Caribbean, we miss you.

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Re: 4 strokes of luck-motorbike powered dinghy

Now this is something to peek my interest as I have a KLR, I'd like to set something like that up so as to have wheels for land use. and get the diesel version.
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Re: 4 strokes of luck-motorbike powered dinghy

Fritz will happily transport them from Cartagena to Panama. He charges $300 to $350 per person and per motor bike. He makes the round trip every 2 weeks and it is one of the few ways in the Caribbean you can make $50,000/year from an old cat.

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