We gave writer Scott Yorko a GoPro on his adventure of a lifetime, a 2,200-mile, death-defying trek along one of the nation's most perilous highways in a half-broken rickshaw, accompanied by hundreds of the least sober adventure-seekers in the world. To find out if Yorko made it back in one piece, read his full account in Across India on Three Wheels:
The city of Jaisalmer protrudes from the Thar Desert like a dirty iceberg encircled by herds of wild camels. The desert sandstone city, an hour from the border of Pakistan, is built around an 858-year-old fortress within whose walls about 4,000 people still live. With only eight inches of rain each year, nothing grows more than knee-high.
On this late December day, however, the streets are populated with sweaty young Westerners sizzling under the sun in delirious costumes—Bananas in Pyjamas getups, Union Jack suits, Where’s Waldo? outfits. Locals on soapboxes try to lure them into street stalls, but these Westerners aren’t here for sightseeing. They’re here to race.
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