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January 14, 2008
When we entered Sudan at Wadi Halfa the immigration official warned us that we had to register with the Ministry of the Interior within 3 days. To register we need a letter from our hotel, which we cannot get until after noon because the manager is in a meeting.
To our disappointment, the bathtub in our …
First off road today, and man I was dreading it! My Garmin hasn't been charging with the solar panel, and now the battery. So no Garmin makes an uneasy day - how far we've gone, speed and how much further. Critical for watching water consumption. So needless to say that puts a damper on things, as well as the off road as I had no clue what to expect. 15km in we started on the dirt, **** that will ...
... no significant climbing;
2=Moderate, Light climbing, lower average distances per day, decent road surfaces;
3=Average, Some long and tough days with shorter less challenging days mixed in, environment and terrain are more of a factor;
4=Challenging, Longer days, harsher environments (eg temperature, winds) and terrain (rough dirt, gravel roads) become a factor;
5=Hard, Expect lots of climbing, long days and ...
... not warm either) and was in there for 30mins, the dirt that came out was disgusting! and that was after one riding day! But soooo nice to wash hair! Afternoon was great, we found a mall, just like one back home, was so weird. We had chicken sandwiches, fries and ice cream! Oh heaven! The grocery store had 90% of what we needed, still no bungie cords or hand sanitizer. But loads of other things, ...
Well, I've only gone and managed it - EFI for Section 1 of the 2015 TDA, Cairo to Khartoum in 3 weeks, 2,280km or so, cycling in temperatures of up to 40C the last week or so.
Did only manage it by the skin of my teeth though as was in full survival mode this morning - just enough energy and no more to get me here. There was an individual Time Trial this morning - started at 10km for a further 20km, then ride to the outskirts ...