After seven dry days through the rolling dirt roads of Tanzania, the heavens finally opened on Saturday night. For TDA mud lovers, the showers came too late. Tour riders emerged from silky-smooth black tarmac roads wet and not caked in deep red Tanzania mud. After a rest day and the resulting freshly cleaned clothes, many were thanking the hills and good tarmac for the extra rinse cycle.
Yet, for the dirty few who have been looking for an excuse to get down and dirty for one last time, they have all but missed there opportunity. From here south the roads may not get any better, but they will not get any muddier than what weâ€™ve just ridden through. And though the tarmac is an every day reality for riders, for a dirty few, I am sure they will still find a way to get their clean clothes messy and their back ends covered in mud.