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Isolation in the Cove

A somewhat belated follow up to the last posting 7 days ago. To recap, TDA arranged a couple of small coaches to drive us back up to...

Gutted

Stage 42: Arusha to Babati Rain overnight and some mist this morning, but luckily not actually raining at departure and the roads mostly...

Rest Days - Arusha

We’ve a 3-day rest here in Arusha; it’s one of only two such stretches, the other being Livingstone / Victoria Falls coming up later in...

Mount Meru

Stage 41: Namanga to Arusha Everyone eager it seems to get an early start this morning, with a line-up for coffee and then breakfast...

Masai Country

Stage 40: Nairobi to Namanga A little chaotic this morning at camp; breakfast in the Hotel restaurant which may not have been used to 40...

Rest Days: Nairobi

Just as well I was in a room last night (Friday night); it definitely rained at some point, and packing up a wet tent and fly never my...

Crossing Over

Stage 39: Nanyuki to Sagana Super breakfast this morning, doubtless due in part to all those eggs brought in yesterday from the scavenger...

Mount Kenya

Stage 38: Isiolo to Nanyuki Apart from the ride itself, and for purposes of the day’s scavenger hunt, we were split up into teams; rules...

Samburu Country

Bus Day: Laisamis to Isiolo Today really feels like a rest day; an extra hour of sleep, no rush at breakfast, bikes loaded onto the...

Rest Day - Marsabit

What a treat to be able to sleep in; 07:30 breakfast here at the centre ... did all the usual rest day stuff: laundry, walked into town...

Cracked

Stage 36: Turbi to Marsabit Another early start as we’d been warned about today; crossing to headwinds, heat and a notable climb at the...

Tribal Lands

Stage 35: Moyale to Turbi (bush camp) We knew it’d be a hot day, so an early start warranted. The first 10 kilometres out of Moyale...

Bus Day: Ostrich Camp to Agra Miryam

Between stages 31 and 32** This was supposed to be a 500 km day, but it seems that was just to get us prepared for a long day stuck in a...

Out of Ethiopia and into Kenya

Stage 34: Bush Camp to Moyale Even though a short day day today, we all tried to get away early, as we wanted to clear the border before...

Pretty Good Morning

Stage 33: Yabelo to Bush Camp Since we had a 300-350 m climb today which was going to have to be done +90 km into the days ride, we...

Change of Scene

Stage 32: Agra Miryam to Yabelo A cool morning at 2300 m asl, albeit with broken cloud cover. We got away just before sunrise and shortly...

Ostrich and Warthogs

Stage 31: Lake Koka to Ostrich Camp We’d been briefed on the previous evening riders meeting that today’s road harassment by kids and...

Into the Rift

Stage 30: Addis Ababa to Lake Koka Even though it was a Sunday morning, we departed the Golf Club campsite in convoy fashion a little...

Rest Days - Addis Ababa

Two wonderful rest days, and they’ve about gone at this point. First order of priority after organizing laundry was the bike; attend to...