First heard of this gent on a thread on KLRWorld.com forums, advertising the book he was writing that covered the extremely eventful journey.
Mark claims it was entirely possible to do the trip on two wheels in 5 months or so fully self-supported. No trains, no trucks...well minus piggy-back on top of a Soviet era amphibious assault vehicle.
The writing is good but short as Mark intends to leave us some desire to read his book. I hope to buy one.
The idea of this route has got me thinking. It first came earshot (though in the reverse direction) by Ewin McGregor and Charlie Boorman's riding across the world in the film production Long Way Round.
These guys covered the distance in 4 months with the help of a support crew. Traveling from London to New York via Mongolia and Russian Siberia, their route was nearly the opposite of Mark's Maine to England version.
Approximately one month longer...
Very, very interesting.
I wonder what summer 2010 has for me?
Maybe I could ride to Norway to see my Sahrfroggy.