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Mountain Kingdom to Zulu Kingdom

Posted by Imraan Sayed on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, In : On the road 

Heloo All

Slowly but surely our early morning starts are starting “on time”, however this was not the case in Ugie – as we were about to pack our bikes and leave we figured out that the owner of the B & B locked the room our bikes were parked in and she was only due in later that morning!  Fortunately the domestic came in an hour later and set our bikes free (25th April)

After a brief stop in Mclear for some fish and chips we continued to climb to Mt Fletcher.  Did our highest altitude as...

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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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