I remember riding in Egypt. Comfortable temperatures, tailwinds, flat roads. We made 150k days and averaged 35k an hour. We rode the first 1500k like it was nothing. Things seemed easy back then… Today however, we had our 50th actual riding day. I’m at 5750k, well over twice the distance I rode to Rome. There’s no rider left who thinks that what we are doing is easy. It’s actually pretty hard.
Anywayzzz, tough but great day today. Landscapes I didn’t expect in Malawi which made for great scenery! I stopped at 110k to drink a coke that I brought in my trunk bag. I sat quietly on the side of the road, drinking the coke, and at some point a local forest ranger showed up. We talked a bit and I asked him if there was any wildlife living in the forest. He told me that only two species lived in the forest: big monkeys and small monkeys 🙂 That put a smile on my face 🙂 I actually saw monkeys today, although I’m not quite sure whether they were big or small. I thought they were rather medium sized….
Made it to camp around 2, which was pretty good. I had a feast on the bag of doritos that I had left after yesterday’s visit to the supermarket and after that I had a great nap. After the nap it was already time for diner, which was pretty good as well! To top off today’s greatness, our chef Errol had made chocolate cake for desert!
So yes, tough day indeed 😉