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Simply Sudan

Posted by Imraan Sayed on Thursday, December 1, 2011, In : On the road 

What an underestimated country – beautiful desert landscape, magnificent sunsets then night skies and roadside cafés bubbling with friendly, humble and generous folk.
Exiting  Ethiopia was somewhat of a relief; we were at breaking point after dealing with stone throwing kids, jippo guts and constant mountain passes..

Last of the mountain passes in Ethiopia

Border crossing was a breeze, similar to all other countries on the journey, however the Ethiopian / Sudanese border is poorly signposte...

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Malawi Border to Dar Es Salaam

Posted by Imraan Sayed on Tuesday, August 9, 2011, In : On the road 

Ham Jambo  - Greetings from Tanzania

Its been just over 4 months since we set off on our epic journey, and we loving every moment.  We haven’t encountered a single negative experience and have no regrets; with each day bringing new challenges and rewards we just growing in strength and character.

To date we have cycled 6285km and our ascending altitude is 48112m.

Hello Tanzania ( country number 6) known as the birthplace of humankind Tanzania has an area of 943000 square km and a populat...

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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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The Wheels Turn, The Fire Burns

Posted by Imraan Sayed on Saturday, April 9, 2011, In : On the road 

Molweni from the friendly / windy city on P.E

Cycling has been smooth rolling so far with physical and mental spirit still high! Besides the occasional headwind, even if very light becomes a constant uphill battle

After a much needed break at the Warmwaterberg natural springs we pedalled on to Oudtshoorn with an overnight stop at Barn 62 backpackers on route where we camped under the stars.  A brief stop in Calitzdorp where we refuelled with Omelettes and free extra toppings from the friendly...

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Mutton curry, the karoo and an ambulance!

Posted by Ria Moothilal on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : On the road 

Greetings friends!

Ria here, it feels like its been ages since my last blog, but then again time has been moving a bit slowly these days, and we’re loving it! The past few days have been both fun and challenging. The joys have come in various forms – starting with a visit from the Magans last Saturday. From our last blog you would have gathered that we took a rest day on Saturday the 25th of March. We spent the day at De Bos campsite in Montague and on Saturday afternoon were treated to a ...

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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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A screw in here, a screw out there

Posted by Ria Moothilal on Friday, October 8, 2010, In : Preparations 

Goodday avid followers of the SiyaShova blog

The last few days we have been quite quiet on the blog front as most of our work is still organizational in nature. There are a few big things in the pipeline, but unfortunately we will only be able to post this once big news is finalized. In the meantime you get to read about my mishaps with my rear derailleur.

A few weeks ago in my blog, I posted a picture of my bent rear derailleur and it held up surprisingly well for the last few weeks. The s...

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