Here’s a crazy adventure for anyone looking for something a little different. It’s called the Rickshaw Run and it involves driving the little three-wheeled vehicles over fast distances and varying terrain. This year’s version will be run in Nepal, Bangladesh, and China, over a course that is 2000 miles in length, during the monsoon season no less. Some of the roads top out at over 17,000 feet in height according to the official site as well.
These tiny rickshaws have only seven horse power, and while they are common all over South East Asia, they aren’t exactly designed for going long distances. Let alone long distances on roads that range from paved to non-existant. Not to mention the amount of mud and water that will be encountered during the rainy season.
This race sounds like it would be all kinds of fun, while being all kinds of crazy at the same time. If you’re itching to go though, you should read the offical rules first, and then check out these YouTube cilps from last year’s race.
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