DAY 20-Cycling from Cairo to Cape Town- UPDATE-29/10

Cycling from Cairo to Cape Town- UPDATE-Stage 20-29/10

Where are they?

‘The team have smashed Kenya in 3 days! That’s 940km, across a desert, through the samburu, up to the highlands and finally down to the foothills of Kilimanjaro.
Tonight they’re sleeping in Namanga, on the border to Tanzania. The plan is to clear customs tomorrow at 6am and do another 300km!’

 Just a man and his bike

Me and my bike. Background- Gods creation-Beautiful Kenya

To me, this photo represents a bond.

A bond between God’s overwhelmingly beautiful creation, mother earth, and a man, the engine behind the bike.

When his everyday comforts are replaced with rolling hills, endless dirt roads, heat, insects, spectacular scenery, rough sleeping conditions, ‘make do’ food, and not a toilet in sight, it’s got to change him.

How? I guess it would be different for everyone, but I’m guessing it would teach him a brand new appreciation for his life.

An appreciation for the ease at which he lives in comparison to others.

An appreciation for the endless raw beauty of Africa.

I am guessing it would remind him of who he loves, and who he doesn’t love.

Of what’s really important to him, and what’s not.

I imagine an epic Journey like this, would teach him what he is really capable of.

How he rises or falls under stress.

…and who he really is as a person stripped back.

40 days of soul searching.

40 days, where life for him stands still,

and is all about

a man,and his bike.

~N.A.Martin

All photography is credited to carocaprace.com

Copyright 2015 carocaprace.com. All rights reserved.

VIA Carocaprace.com

Here’s the team having a quick stop in Athi River for David Kinjah to buy toothpaste and crisps, with 117 km to go to Namanga and the border. It’s amazing what you run out of!

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