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> Pie Stops

Posted On: Tuesday, 4 May 2010 - 09:38

Day 215 - Mon 3 May ~ 18,282km, Palapye, Botswana

What a difference a day makes... with tail winds giving me a helping hand, I was able to make great progress despite a casual start to the day after saying goodbye to my hosts & being bewildered by the food options in the Pick n Pay supermarket. The road was a lot busier than I'm used to, even if it's still not a patch on England's linear...

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> Best of British

Posted On: Monday, 3 May 2010 - 17:54

Day 214 – Sun 2 May - 18,107  km, Francistown, Botswana

In a reversal of yesterday’s routine, I cycled 145km and then forced my tired legs to go...

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> Road Comrades

Posted On: Sunday, 2 May 2010 - 17:51

Day 213 – Sat 1 May - 17,960 km, Dukwe, Botswana

I can’t quite believe it’s May and Comrades is very scarily only 30 days away. Unfortunately cycling muscles are about as much use for running...

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> Bizarre wildebeest, & elephant standoff

Posted On: Saturday, 1 May 2010 - 20:10

Day 212 – Fri 30 April - 17,819 km, Gweta, Botswana

I’m finally back on the road south after an amazing couple of days wildlife viewing. Assisting my mate James on his Zebra research project...

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> Elephant crossing

Posted On: Saturday, 1 May 2010 - 10:35

Day 209 – Tues 27 April - 17,748km, Makgadikgadi National Park, Botswana

Attempting to start the day with a marathon my thighs felt like they’d done 12 rounds with Mike Tyson after only 27 km...

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> Rest and run

Posted On: Monday, 26 April 2010 - 10:46

Day 207 - Sun 25 April - 17,626km, Maun, Botswana 

With a painful ulser on my lip and a nasty seat rash that wouldn't look out of place in a GUM clinic, I've decided to make the most of James and his girlfriend Bec's very generous hospitality and take a couple of days out in Maun. The weather has taken a turn for the British and the cool, wet conditions were ideal for a 20k run around town today. Acting as a safari hub for Botswana this,...

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> Lucky lunchbreak

Posted On: Sunday, 25 April 2010 - 11:34

Day 206 – Sat 24 April - 17,626 km, Maun, Botswana

Battling doggedly to even get up to 14 kph against prevailing headwinds this morning, I was going through a particularly dark patch at the...

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> No miss-steak!

Posted On: Saturday, 24 April 2010 - 09:59

Day 205 – Fri 23 April - 17,507 km, camping wild, 12km short of Sehithwa, Botswana

Cycling a massive 211km today, it wasn’t so much the prospect of England World Cup glory that drove me on,...

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> Bicycle safari

Posted On: Friday, 23 April 2010 - 00:11

Day 204 – Thurs 21 April - 17,296 km, Sepupa, Botswana

Trevor of Nunda Lodge came to my aid again today by generously offering to provide a vehicle escort through Mahango National Game Park,...

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> Living in luxury

Posted On: Wednesday, 21 April 2010 - 23:33

Day 203 – Weds 21 April - 17,206 km, Nunda Lodge, Popo Falls, Namibia

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Triathlon Completion: Day 255 - Sat 12 June
-20,293km Rustenburg, SA

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