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June 30th, 2010 | Africa

Back on Track…!!

After days of indecision, and an almost 600 km round trip to Alexandria and back to Cairo, I can finally say without any further doubt, that my ride is back on track!! I recall a comment on my website that said “everything happens for a reason…” and Mark was right it would seem… Not being […]

June 21st, 2010 | Africa

The Heat is ON…!!

Cairo has been in the grip of a heat wave since the day I arrived here… Gareth measured 47 ° Celsius yesterday and it did not get much cooler today… I thought about Khalid, Marie and Sami, out in the Western Desert, and wondered how they were holding up… The heat out there would be […]

June 19th, 2010 | Africa

The Hot ride to Hell Minya…

I met Sam and Friede at breakfast, where we discussed our plans for the day… They were going to push on as far as El Faiyum, while I had decided that I would rather cut the ride to Cairo in half, and stop further south at El Minya… Riding in an air conditioned car, allows […]

June 4th, 2010 | Africa

Endurance and Death…

I had originally intended to begin my three day ride to Wadi Halfa today, but when George heard that this would mean three days In Wadi Halfa, he raised his eyebrows and said, “But Wadi Halfa is a hole! Spend another day here in Khartoum…” I had already spent a week here, and felt that […]

April 1st, 2010 | Africa

Three countries in a day… Part 2.

I rode into Mozambique, to the Cochemane border control post, where I paid US$12.00 for insurance, had my passport stamped in minutes, and then got customs clearance to enter the country… No sweat at all… I did not bother to change any money into the local currency (Meticais) as I hoped I would be able […]

March 30th, 2010 | Africa

North to Masvingo, Zimbabwe…

In view of the problems I have had with my shock absorber, I decided to carry a spare set with me… Yeah, all 8 kgs of the darn things… I had my original BMW shocks sent up from Uvongo, and waited until they arrived on Monday, before setting off for Masvingo in Zimbabwe… It had […]