Sunday, October 12, 2008

Gordon May escapes highway robbers

Gordon May's journey from England to India on a 1953 Royal Enfield Bullet nearly came to a dramatic end in a confrontation with highway robbers.

Confronted on a narrow road by a half-dozen men who have blocked the road with tree trunks, Gordon had no room to turn around. As they ran toward him he made the courageous decision to crash through the barrier.

The exciting story is on his travel blog. Or you can follow his route on my interactive map. Click on the icons to track his progress.


  1. Anonymous10/12/2008

    Day 42, the day of the close encounter with the bandits, was on October 1. That's 10 days ago. Does Gordon have a contact who keeps in touch with him?

    I wonder and worry that perhaps something has gone awry. I hope that is NOT the case.

  2. I've noticed this too and wondered if Gordon is just so weary each night that he is falling behind on blogging. Also, either he has nerves of steel or his blog entries are showing the perspective of being several days further on when they are written. If you've ever tried keeping a journal on a simple vacation you know how falling behind a couple days can make your writing less "in the moment." I too hope that is all we are seeing!


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