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Browsing Archive: March, 2011

And to the adventure begins

Posted by Ria Moothilal on Saturday, March 26, 2011, In : South Africa 

On Tuesday 22nd March at 12:00 we were sent on our way from Carel Du Toit school for the hearing impaired after a warm welcome were the children, aged 3-6, sang us a song for good luck and well wishes. We cycled out; little wobbly, as fully loaded bicycles tend to be, with a procession of children.

We had tested out our bicycles before, but not with a full load and the extra 35kg makes cycling very tough. The uphills don't only drain the muscles, but the mind as well. With our increased s...

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Gear hiccups

Posted by Ria Moothilal on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, In : The Bike 

Hi guys

It’s been a while since my last blog. Things are happening pretty fast at the moment with less than two weeks before we set off on our long awaited journey! Later today we’ll be setting up our stand at the Cape Argus Cycle Tour Expo – those of you attending in the upcoming days be sure to pop by.

Now this blog is just a bit of info for those of you interested in some of logistical challenges faced by us in putting together this trip.

International purchases: cycle touring isn’t s...

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FINE YOUNG AFRICANS - our first sponsor

Posted by Jiten Magan on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, In : Sponsors 

With only 3 more weeks before we leave, the full impact of what we doing has yet to sink in. I don't think we'll fully come to terms with it until we are 2 days out of Cape Town. 

What we do know, however, is that sometime in July we will be climbing up Kilimanjaro thanks to Fine Young Africans, our first sponsor. They have kindly agreed to help support our worthy cause by sponsoring the whole Kili hike. No mean feat as it will see all three of us ascend the 5 895m over 7 days. Although it c...

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