My Round World Record attempt....

steerpike
steerpike Posts: 424
edited August 2008 in Road beginners
Hi All,

I've decided to try and break Mark Beaumont's round world record on my new Boardman Comp. I'm making a list of things I'll need and any suggestions will be appreciated. Here's what I have so far:

1. x4 pairs pants, x4 pairs socks
2. 1 pair lycra shorts, 1 pair baggy
3. Puncture repair kit
4. Thermos and robinsons lemon squash mix
5. Kendal mint cake (x10)
6. Savlon, Vaseline, x10 band aid
7. Camping Gaz stove
8. Millets 2 man tent
9. Passport.
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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,801
    I don't think your going to make it.. that list is shockingly naive... i think sponsorship is the no 1 on the list you need.

    find Mark Beaumont ask him how to do it if he knew then what he knows now

    the very fact your asking on this forum is not a great start...

    prove me wrong
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  • You will also need:


    1. Pyjamas
    2. Some small change in case you need to use the telephone or take a bus
    3. I-Spy books (handy when bored on those long straight roads)
    4. A selection of DVD's
    5. Assorted phrase books
    6. If you're taking a two man tent, you may want to take a second man or woman
    7. In which case you may need a Tandem
    8. And therefore double the amount of everything already on both lists
    9. Except DVD's
    10. A Weasel

    Hope the above was helpful.
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  • STEFANOS4784
    STEFANOS4784 Posts: 4,109
    Lol i think he's probably ripping the p1$$ :lol:
  • steerpike
    steerpike Posts: 424
    i almost forgot - 10.condoms.
  • You'r going to need twice as much mint cake as you've planned. Best take a variety of plain white, and the brown variety.

    And true explorers would ditch the Robinsons for Ribena.

    Otherwise looks ok. Dont forget a sattelite phone with a web browser enabled. You want to be able to surf for quality porn on the Khazakstan steppes,otherwise you might be finding the sheep too attractive after six months away.

    Oh, and taking a cue from the Ewan Mcgregor/Charley Boorman "adventure", I suggest three packed 4wd vehicles following with at least 11 in the support team.
    Bianchi c2c Alu Nirone 7 Xenon (2007) Road
    Orange P7 (1999) Road
    Diamond Back Snr Pro (1983) BMX
    Diamond BackSIlver Streak (1983) BMX

    Oh, and BMX is the *ultimate* single speed.
  • djb1971
    djb1971 Posts: 565
    Don't forget a large stick to hit spiders with :wink:
  • steerpike
    steerpike Posts: 424
    yes - he didn't need to kill that spider did he? a quick shake off of his bag would've done the trick.
  • bendertherobot
    bendertherobot Posts: 11,684
    You'll need at least a Boardman Pro.
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  • Evil_Cod
    Evil_Cod Posts: 35
    You will need a spare pair of legs too, and more than likely more cleats.


    And you might want to take a few Tunnocks Caramel Wafers. 8)
  • k-dog
    k-dog Posts: 1,652
    You'd probably be a couple of days quicker on this one. Don't think it'll take panniers though.

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  • steerpike
    steerpike Posts: 424
    surely his luxuriant beard didn't help with air resistance? Maybe a few Bic's will be in order.
  • You'll need at least a Boardman Pro.

    Yep, there's a sea voyage included, and its always good to have a spare anchor handy.....



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    Bianchi c2c Alu Nirone 7 Xenon (2007) Road
    Orange P7 (1999) Road
    Diamond Back Snr Pro (1983) BMX
    Diamond BackSIlver Streak (1983) BMX

    Oh, and BMX is the *ultimate* single speed.
  • milton50
    milton50 Posts: 3,856
    You'll probably only need one spare spoke. And a hand gun for when you get to Southern America.
  • daz51
    daz51 Posts: 159
    I dont think some perople realise how hard it was for Mark beaumont, The T.v programmes made it look easy.

    He had also been doin similar long journeys like that for years
  • STEFANOS4784
    STEFANOS4784 Posts: 4,109
    Only because he forgot the boardman pro and the brown mint cakes though :roll:
    amateur mistakes :lol:
  • You cannot be serious with a list like that.
  • Nintendo DS and a copy of zoo keeper to wile away that 90mile road in Australia, the boredom would kill me if not the flora and fauna. Large amounts of Colombian cycling powder might be a good investment too and you can pick some more up half way round on the cheap :wink: .
  • andy_wrx
    andy_wrx Posts: 3,396
    Why not just get a round-the-world air ticket and just arrange where to meet the film crew...
  • Nuggs
    Nuggs Posts: 1,804
    I don't think your going to make it.. that list is shockingly naive... i think sponsorship is the no 1 on the list you need.

    find Mark Beaumont ask him how to do it if he knew then what he knows now

    the very fact your asking on this forum is not a great start...

    prove me wrong
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  • rhext
    rhext Posts: 1,639
    A few good books would not go amis, although I'd recommend paper-backs instead of hardbacks to keep the weight down.

    And you might consider towing a burger-van. Mark often seemed to have trouble finding enough stuff to eat, and that would certainly be an obvious solution to that problem.
  • Have you gone yet or is this going to be another girl on a pink pinarello thread? Whats this Kendalls mint cake that you all seem so fond of? Is it good? Its all Baklava or pain au chocolat down here.
  • dennisn
    dennisn Posts: 10,601
    Maybe a map of some kind :?: :?: :roll: :roll: :roll:

    Dennis Noward
  • OS 65
    OS 65 Posts: 415
    edited August 2008
    Kendal Mint Cake? I think (but might be wrong) the British Empire was built on it. Its a bit like a pan au chocolat but less fussy. Its not really sweet enough for me.

    Os 65
  • Hahaha funny thread! Especially when people think it's serious.
    You might want one of these - the iPood - THE 'must have' item for wild toileting!

    http://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/ ... 46b0e90b66

    Oh, and perhaps some wet wipes. Kendal mint cake wrappers will start to chaffe...
  • rhext
    rhext Posts: 1,639
    ed_arnold wrote:

    ....Oh, and perhaps some wet wipes. Kendal mint cake wrappers will start to chaffe...

    ...what did you think the books were for?
  • spen666
    spen666 Posts: 17,709
    steerpike wrote:
    i almost forgot - 10.condoms.

    IS THAT SO YOU CAN SWALLOW THE DRUGS TO EARN MONEY TO PAY FOR THE TRIP?
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  • spen666 wrote:
    steerpike wrote:
    i almost forgot - 10.condoms.

    IS THAT SO YOU CAN SWALLOW THE DRUGS TO EARN MONEY TO PAY FOR THE TRIP?

    Its to keep the Kendal Mint Cake dry.
  • sicrow
    sicrow Posts: 791
    some nails to pop any car tyres for the old biddies in America who will be coming to close to you & a Knuckle duster to hit your mugger with when he has a go

    I'd also take a credit card and the phone numer for British Airways if you fail they can fly you back, I think they fly from the outskirts of Paris
  • danseur
    danseur Posts: 70
    Four pairs of socks is way too many.

    Take three socks and wash one every day.