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Hunting for adventure is by nature, incredibly masochistic (the general, not sexual meaning). As people who look to remove ourselves from the places most people reside, we inevitably end up in sticky situations. Machines break, humans too. The weather causes havoc, it gets physical and yet, no matter how tough we make it, we find new ways to extend the boundaries of our perceptions.
Over the last ten years, one such group have made a career of extending their boundaries by helping other people smash theirs. They are called The Adventurists and they run pseudo races, in incredible parts of this great earth, with a difference. They always do so on shit machines. Where vehicles aimed at trotting the world have gotten better, more sophisticated and exponentially more reliable, riding them has become dramatically less masochistic. As a result, The Adventurists force all their events to be run on the shittiest, cheapest, most likely to self combust machines they can envisage.
Between using sub £1000 cars to cross the Mongolian Steppe or local fishing boats to navigate the Indian Ocean they’ve created a lifetime of memories for willing sufferers. Step up their newest adventure competition, survival thing, Adventure No.10. Across Morocco on a Monkey bike, probably the least useful, most uncomfortable form of transport anyone over 3ft tall ever encountered. The whole prospect has made us salivate with excitement at the suffering we could endure, the discomfort and the smiles it’d bring. It’s the type of adventure that requires zero skill in anything, other than a can do attitude and a decent pair of brogues. What more could we ask for?
If the whole thing sounds like a bloody top idea, then why not get involved? You might even meet a member of the Brake team there.