I had two conversations today with Ethiopia.
First Randy called and brought me up to date on the latest injury. Mathew Rider from UK rode a bit too fast through a town couple of days ago and hit a pedestrian. The pedestrian is fine; Mathew is by now in Nairobi trying to recuperate and hopefully will be able to join the ride once we get there.
Yesterday was a rest day in Yabelo. Yabelo is a small town two days ride from the border. There is not much to do but to rest, take care of the bike and wash your clothes. Not far however is a small reserve and some of the riders went for a visit. Apparently they did see some dik diks and other gazelles as well as several zebras. Later on Colin called and added that the ride is going well except for the injuries and all are in fine spirit. Tomorrow they have a fairly easy day to the border and then they will face another challenge”the Dildila Galgalu Desert and volcanic road”, once described in an email as “imagine yourself riding on a railroad truck”