Received an e-mail from an old university friend, who had just completed the Staples to Naples rally in a clapped out old Volvo.
The idea of the rally really appealed, yet as I read on I realised that this friend was embarking on an even bigger event the following year called the Mongol Rally.
After reading over the official website, I really wanted to be part of it. I sent a mail to another friend, with whom I'd been travelling with before, simply stating the web link followed with the question "Tempted?".
A few days later the reply came back:
"Still reading, but seriously tempted. SERIOUSLY. Let's discuss this is person"
And that was pretty much that. The decision was made.