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2017-06-02

Hot ---It is hot in the Kalahari desert.

This is Africa: Our first ride today will be to a tree. When you see the only tree out there that is we will stop for water.

Yesterday we rode for seven hours. It is very, very hot and it has been a week since we have seen a cloud. Never in my life have I wanted a headwind when on a bike but I do here. It cools us off.

Amazingly there is wildlife. Oryx, hyena, zebra, snakes. I have seen butterflies which I don’t understand. It is all stunning sand and rock.

Tom and I had an Oryx about 50 yards in front of us for over a mile yesterday. That part of the road was fenced and he did not have an easy way out. Finally he tried to jump it and caught his hind legs. He didn’t appear to be seriously injured thankfully.

We are away from the tourist areas. No one else is camping which is fine with me.

I now have a least favorite animal—the f**king rooster. This morning at 3:40 they started in. I thought they only crowed at dawn. Well I was wrong. I almost went over at breakfast and strangled the little bastard.

You can now ad flies to the delight of cycling in Africa. One got on my glasses on a downhill and went exploring. I was unable to take my hands off of the handlebars.


We consume a staggering amount of water. There is no possible way to fill the van with the volume we drink so we get it locally. I now have stomach cramps and all that comes with it.

Livin the dream

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