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Big Smoke

Stage 29: Bridge Camp to Addis Ababa This was going to be a relatively short day, but with ‘some’ climb toward the end. It turned out to...

Highest Point

Stage 28: Gorge to Bridge Camp Today not long but it did involve a steep climb about halfway into the ride. My legs just weren’t into it,...

The Gorge

Stage 27: Forest Camp through Blue Nile Gorge This day consisted of two distinct parts. The first was a continuation of yesterday; high...

Bus: Bahir Dar to Forest Camp

A long day in the back of a van, along with 6 others, all of us feeling less than 100%. From what I could see, it’s a really pretty...

Rest Days: Bahir Dar

The first day was very nice indeed; suitably restful. Accompanied Milan, Ingrid and Rachel on an early morning boat trip out on Lake...

Shortest Day

Stage 26: Farm Camp to Bahir Dar Today will be the shortest day of this entire tour. I’m not sure why it’s been scheduled this way, but...

I Will Eat Your Soul

Stage 25: Gondar to Farm Camp A later start than usual due to the recent time zone change and a little later sunrise expressed in local...

Rest Day - Gondar

A good sleep and excellent breakfast at the Lodge du Chateau; even better to renew acquaintance with Simon Yigzaw, proprietor. This...

Change of Plans

Stages 23-24: Gallabat/Metema to Gondar Well... “The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft a-gley.” We were told only on the...

Al Dinder National Park

Stage 22: Al Qadarif to Gallabat I was really fearing today as I wasn’t sure I had much left in the tank from the previous 3 days;...

Some topography

Stage 21: Bush camp to Al Qadarif I knew this was going to be a difficult day, and I wasn’t wrong. We tracked east pretty much all day...

High-Fives from the little kids

Stage 20: Rufaa bush camp to another bush camp Swirling cross winds most of the morning, but not really bad; road surface not any worse...

Sudanese Cycling Network

Stage 19: Khartoum to Rufaa We start a hard 6-day section, taking us out of Sudan in 4 more days, then the climbing comes in Ethiopia....

Rest Day - Khartoum

Slept in until 6:00! Easy morning, took care of the laundry, drank too much coffee, then headed for the bicycle clinic and much needed...

City Lights

Stage 18: Abu Dolooa to Khartoum The city lights of Khartoum had been readily visible through the night on the southeastern horizon, a...

Desert Margins

Stage 17: Desert Hut to Abu Dolooa Started under clear skies just as the sun starts to appear over the horizon; possibly the coldest...

Bucket Showers

Stage 16: Dead Camel to Desert Hut The stars were indeed a spectacle last night and earlier this morning. I suppose as we’re again in the...

40 Road

Stage 15: Dongola to Dead Camel Camp A little bit of fuss first thing this morning with tuk-tuk drivers over the fare but in the end,...

Traffic Lights

Stage 14: Nile Valley Camp to Dongola For once in a while it seems, I’m up and packed and having a cup of coffee with a few moments to...

Gold!

Stage 13: Farkha to Nile Ferry Camp A pretty quiet night, and a good sleep; evidently the village of Farkha is so small that it doesn’t...