Wow, only four weeks left. Itâ€™s hard to believe approximately one month ago, we were in Arusha and exploring the plains of the Serengeti. From Lusaka, we have pedaled 495km in three days. The last night of the three day stretch we found ourselves ten meters from the main road. Very few people slept through the night as trucks whizzed along the road. At times, it felt more like we were sleeping in the road.
My mom, Irmie Bush (TDA â€™06), joined the tour from Lusaka after distributing 2000 mosquito nets. It has been interesting listening to her comparing the 06 tour to this yearâ€™s. For one, 08 is a larger group and it appears to dilute much inter-camp conflicts. Another big difference is lower racer numbers giving the tour more of expedition feel. There is always a sweep rider for mechanical issues or can phone a pickup if you canâ€™t complete the day. Lastly, the food is way better and the tour is better organized.
So all and all, things arenâ€™t too bad and with 28 days to go, we can all have a pat on the back and enjoy the magnificence of Victoria Falls and two well deserved rest days.