When I first climbed Kilimanjaro with my Dad in 2002, we were told that by 2020, all of the glaciers will be gone. It struck me this morning on my morning run, that we are now IN 2020 and the question is, have all of the glaciers gone.
Rwanda is known as The Land of a Thousand Hills for good reason. It is home to massive national parks, three volcanoes, a landscape awash with green hills and the famous and endangered, Mountain Gorilla.
Not surprisingly, our intrepid bikers were riding in it, which in normal circumstances would have been manageable – had Morgan not lost rain gear.
“On arrival in Sumbawanga in Tanzania, Glenn noticed that his battery was losing power and not charging. We had tried all day to locate the source the problem and now finally worked it out to the fly wheel magnet, hence we are snookered. DHL will take 7 days to get the parts to us.”
“The riding is nice but its all tar at the moment, no choice, however the scenery is spectacular with thick bush lining the road in places. As for the heat, the best investment I made so far is running tops, as I soak them with water and then put them on; they keep you cool for miles.”
We have arranged for the spares for my bike to now go to DHL in Kigali, Rwanda, and we will pick them up at the depot, so if all goes according to plan they will be there by the time we arrive in the New Year.
WILD AFRICAN QUEST - 4 23 December 2019 “Here we are on the magnificent Chobe river after a long day in the saddle, rehydrating as you do. We have hippos in the background and we just encountered the most amazaing, amazing thunderstorm. Tents and sleeping bags are still dry so all good and we are … Continue reading CHILLING ON THE CHOBE
Biker Neil Vorano once said, “massive torque is your frenemy with the KTM 690 Rally.”
Now it may sound grand and romantic to climb in the saddle of these magnificent KTM bikes and hit the road, but a lot of work and planning goes into it. For Morgan it all came after some heart soul searching.
An Enduro ride from South Africa to Botswana, crossing with the ferry east into Zambia, then across to Malawi, Tanzania through Burundi into Rwanda, onto Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia into Sudan and then Egypt and then, who knows…..