So 504k in the past 3 days with 3500 meters of elevation gain, and a 125k day with 1700 meters of elevation gain today. At the start of the day my bum didn’t know how to sit on the saddle and my legs didn’t know how to spin the pedals around, but after the first 200 meter climb the bum had settled and the legs got the message that they had to do the job, whether they wanted to or not. That doesn’t mean it was easy after that though. I completed the day on shear willpower, counting down the kilometers, repeating mantras based on previous “achievements”, convincing myself that I could make it through. These achievements of the past do not provide any guarantees for the present though.
Leaving Luangwa river… Mozambique on the other side…
Dried fish from the river…
Morning light over the lush green wilderness! Zambia is so empty and full of nature!
Some really big trees on the side of the road!
Thnk god for down hills… Free kilometers
Locals ride the same uphills as we. But on old crappy bikes. I should stop complaining. I’m in Africa! Riding my bike!
Despit the hurting, i’m happy (very happy) to be here!
Otherwise I would not have seen this kid dancing! Really amazing! Check out the video here
Watching it from our cokestop…