This morning started out with much anticipation. Having come off a rest day and only a few riding days left in Ethiopia, I wanted to ride on my day off. I like to ride with the sweep because there are plenty of pop stops and general coasting down hills, nowhere that I would like to push myself. Bucky was the AM sweep and agreed it would be wise to team up and watch each otherâ€™s backs.
Our route through south Ethiopia has taken us through a sparse part of the country, with both faces and geography changing. Gone are the western styles of Addis. They are substituted with bare essentials or sometimes, shirts or pants missing. The country side has changed from heavy agriculture to dry, unworkable hills.
With a day like today, I know I will wake up tomorrow and get the same anticipation about the ride and have another story to tell.