JOHN LOVEJOY aka “LOVIE” is once again the team leader of a new ragtag bunch. After enduring six months on the road in plastic cars with Trabant Trek, he knows the realities of transcontinental travel and is from the start skeptical of the personalities he’s put together. Straight away he voices his concern over the group’s luggage, their driving skills and ability to cover long hours. His optimism is often in serious conflict with his constant griping about other team members. While attempting to lead, Lovie also tries to underscore his vision that this is each individual’s own personal adventure, thus steers clear of specific orders. This is a point of contention for Rob and JLH who want Lovie to be more assertive in his role as group leader, but then complain and disagree when he makes any decisions.