It's the 4th January 2010 and we are out on the fourth walk of the year. We started at Land's End ~ as good as any place to start a walk ~ and headed northish towards John O' Groats.
We stopped for a moment at the famous signpost to watch a chap pull up with his motorbike; he seemed well kitted out and 'travelled' ~ a big fellow. He had the letters loaded onto the signpost "Getting Lost." Curiosity got the better of us and before too long we discovered he had ridden here from Singapore, having started his trip eight months ago, solo.
A year ago, Mike chucked his job in (he was an executive in a gaming company and spent too many months traveling all over the globe and not having he time to see anything) to start planning his trip. It had been possible to ride virtually all the way but the intransigence of the Red Army got in the way. The Chinese Government had said 'yes', but the army; 'No.'
He had his name on the sleeve of his bike jacket "Mike McCabe B+" Well if it was his blood group, that's pretty handy. But I would like to think it as a message; Be Positive.
You can find Mike's site at www.gettinglost.asia