BY MICHAEL WATERFORD as told to ELISABETH ANDREWS
53 days. 11 countries. 11,200 miles. On a 13-year-old motorcycle. Welcome to the insanity that is the Mongol Rally.
In the great tradition of Breaking Away, one young man from Bloomington takes off on the ride of his life, transforming himself in the process. Only this time, the man is 25-year-old Michael Waterford, his bike has an engine, and he needs to cover vast distances with little more than the clothes on his back.
Click here to see a video of a tense moment on the Mongol Rally.
Caution: this video contains graphic images and strong language.