In November 1991,
Jim Rogers (Investment Biker) and his girlfriend Tabitha
Estabrook returned from a 2-year Around-the-World journey, riding
57,022 miles and setting a world record for "Longest
Motorcycle Ride by a Couple".
later, in August of 2003, we returned from our 4-year
an odyssey over 6
continents and through 50 countries, while riding a
whopping 101,322 miles -- nearly doubling the
2004, Guinness World Records® awarded us with the record,
updated with the revised (politically correct) title:
"Longest Motorcycle Ride
Guinness likes to see records broken, specific guidelines must be
followed and all attempts should be made in the
"right spirit". The rules for breaking our record
require at least the following, with more details found here: Click
Two or more riders
on two or more motorcycles.
and extensive distance on at least five continents.
Duration and countries visited are not
relevant, only mileage.
a record and getting the above certificate does not guarantee
entry into the book (only 1 in 5 get in the book), the 2005 book
is now out, and we're pictured on page 42, under the category
"Epic Journeys" - click
book and take
a peek inside!
In 1951, Sir Hugh Beaver, then
the managing director of the Guinness Brewery, went on a shooting
party and became involved in an argument. Which was the fastest
game bird in Europe – the golden plover or the grouse? He
realized then that a book supplying the answers to this sort of
question might prove popular. He was right!
Sir Hugh’s idea became reality
when Norris and Ross McWhirter, who had been running a
fact-finding agency in London, were commissioned to compile what
became The Guinness Book of Records. The first edition was bound
on August 27, 1955, and went to the top of the British bestseller
lists by Christmas that year.
Since then, Guinness World
Records™ has become a household name and the global leader in
world records. No other enterprise collects, confirms, accredits
and presents world record data with the same investment in
comprehensiveness and authenticity.
As the Keeper of the Records, I
maintain a vigilant watch to guarantee the accuracy and relevance
of each and every Guinness World Record™, and my team of
researchers operates with unswerving impartiality and commitment
to veracity. A fact may only become a Guinness World Record™
when it’s tested, verified and elevated above all suspicion.
The book has gone on to become a
record breaker in its own right. With
sales of more than 100
million copies in 100 different countries and 37 languages,
Guinness World Records™ is the world’s best ever selling
Keeper of the Records
Click here for excerpt of the
for Longest Motorcycle Ride