A Cold Start in the Desert
A cold start in the desert this morning with nearly everyone wearing their arm warmers and jackets. The ride today was fast and mostly flat along dirt roads and the smoothest of brand newly laid tarmac which allowed everyone to kick into their top gears and enjoy the speed again without too many bumps. The wind was behind us for most of the morning…thank goodness for tuna salad and Black Cat peanut butter sandwiches for lunch because we had a cranking head wind along the road after lunch. The racers zipped on through to the finish while the expedition riders played soccer with local school children, stopped in villages to take photos but everyone enjoyed the cold pepsis at the truck stop near the finish flag as well as sweets and yummy grapefruit! Another starry night here in northern Sudan, with the wind dying down and riders enjoying another one of Mile’s great meals!