Imagine this…a beautiful lake surrounded by rocky cliffs, a cool breeze, grass, shade, a bar with patio, birdlife everywhere, hot showers and Spaghetti Bolognese…if you can do that – then you are with us tonight on beautiful Lake Lagano. Today’ ride was a fast, flat, smooth 110km with the headwind coming in early but that didn’t stop too many people from hightailing to get to this campsite. It was well worth the effort. There were plenty of birds, monkeys, ostriches and children to keep the riders entertained throughout the day.
The tandem team had a strong ride today with our blind cyclist, Douglas, and his guide Joash, both from Kenya, taking the honours today followed closely by Jan, from Holland. Eva Nijssen, fresh from her section win, is still riding strongly and claiming stage wins in the women’s division. Today we found a small cafe, with great Ethiopian jazz, a DJ and coffee that kept you going back for more as well as comfy couches and a great atmosphere. Tomorrow, the tour heads south into the rolling hills that have come to characterize Ethiopia. The road is paved, sommething the riders should cherish as the challenge of Northern Kenya begins to loom in the not to distant future.