A 20km time trial and a 30km police escorted convoy through the great city of Khartoum ends the Pharaohâ€™s Delight section of the 2008 tour. Jos and Janet took the 20km time trial for the men and women, screaming in at 30:13 and 35:16, respectively. Josh Martyn and Ashleigh Emerick won the expedition class time trial with times of 34:19 and 37:33.
Now we enjoy two consecutive rest days, meaning three nights in the same place, also meaning that we can leave our tents pitched for three nights. Itâ€™s the little things guys, the little things. And letâ€™s not discount the showers! Glory! Weâ€™re clean, decked out in our least dirty clothes with many in search of Falafels, cokes and restaurants for our eveningâ€™s entertainment. Still, no beers, as weâ€™re in prohibition, Muslim country. Weâ€™re waiting eagerly for Ethiopiaâ€™s wet border.