Saturday, March 19, 2011

TdA Stage 50. Biblical Rains.

95km. Muddy Field Camp to Bush Camp.

Mostly offroad + Rain = MUD!!

Inflating 2 inch tires with a mini hand pump is not the most exciting way to start a long, offroad ride. But, sometimes you have to work with what you've got. Besides, it temporarily took my mind off the fact that I'm still sick.

Bright colours are popular here and it is not uncommon to see a man in a bright orange track suit or a lady in a bright orange dress. It just happens that bright orange is the colour of the tape that the trip organizers use to mark turns and, importantly, the finish line. To amuse ourselves, Carrie and I played a game of 'that <object> is not the finish flag'. Fun. The game ended with a round of human dominos. Pay attention to the road!

The rain was heavy for hours this afternoon, which meant that most of us came in soaked in mud and water and had to put up tents in the rain. In egypt and sudan, it was hard to imagine that it could ever rain. Now it is hard to imagine that it will ever stop.


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