Adventurer, film director and producer, Russ Malkin, and former VH1 Vogue Male Model of the Year and current editor of luxury magazine Lusso, Charley Speed, are two personalities as different as chalk and cheese.
Together, they set out on an epic adventure spanning the continents to determine the greatest way to travel: I think a signature thing that stands out for me was those planes. That was just an unbelievable treat! I think from a biking point view, the ride from Los Angeles to Las Vegas — we just enjoyed it.
That was a big thing for me and just persevering with it [because] the weather was appalling in Italy. It had its moments! The worst challenge was the ride back from Italy, because we basically rode miles in one day in pouring rain and really strong winds.
But those are the moments you look back on with a bit of a smile. I literally passed my motorcycle license just before we left for the trip and came close to not passing it. Russ off-roading was quite a hairy moment in the Rolls Royce. The first night in Las Vegas was fairly epic.
I paid the price the next day because we had to ride really fast NASCAR cars, but the first night for me was pretty full on: When we went drag racing near Palm Streams —.
Where you beat me twice, yes. It was my car. One of the things I did find funny was how competitive you can both be. What was the most competitive thing one of you did? Actually, when I think about it — before I caught my bucket, the fishing was quite competitive.
Any bite or catch we would both jump to the rod and it was the first person there really. I think Charley was counting every time he took the top off a bottle as a separate point! Dan the producer told me afterwards that he tried to make me be sick.
I suppose trying not to throw up in the aeroplane was challenging for me! So when you get to the top of that jet, he tried to anticipate you falling.
One time when I was struggling to stay up he stayed with it and I did fall and I fell on my head. I did for sure.