You knew the moment was bound to happen. As you drive along the highway, you see the police car in the distance. You tell each other not to look, keep your eyes straight ahead and maybe he won’t notice.
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The Tour d’Afrique 2011 kicks off today in Cairo, Egypt. It was this time three years ago that we started our transformation from working class career oriented professionals to adventurers and full time travel bloggers. It started out as a New Years Resolution on the eve of 2008. We were feeling blue after 2 years of working too hard and traveling too little. We were stuck in a rut. It was just after midnight on a very gloomy New Years Eve for us. We were watching TV and luckily a profile of ultra marathon runner Ray Zahab came on the CBC. We were instantly inspired and made a pact to do something extraordinary in the New Year.
My lungs are burning as I gasp for breath in the thin mountain air of Mount Kinabalu. I have been climbing for two hours in the darkness and I ask myself repeatedly, why am I doing this? Climbing Mount Kinabalu in Borneo My husband Dave has talked me into conquering Mount Kinabalu, Borneo but I am having my doubts. Am… Read More
Yes, it was a very big week. 5 century’s (100 mile days) in a row with a 207 km day smack dab in the middle of it all. It was surprisingly not too bad. The winds were co-operating and the road was flat, so we just put on our I Pods and peddled the days away. Dave raced with the… Read More
I wrote this in Ethiopia and wanted to post it before we left, but internet was slow and we were tired. So, here it is: my first blog entry. Life so far here in the Tour D’Afrique becomes a bit surreal to say the least. Days no longer have names, just distances and vague directions. This will give you an… Read More
I have to clarify a giant misconception about Mt. Kilimanjaro. It is not easy! We were climbing in a group of 7 strong individuals who had just finished cycling 4500 km in tough conditions from deserts in Sudan, to altitude in Ethiopia and we all agree, it was one of the most physically challenging experiences of our lives. However, also one of the most exhilarating. I am happy to say that we all made it to the summit.