When your host rides to support a children’s home

Somewhere in Laikipia County with Mt Kenya in the background
Mt Kenya can be seen somewhere
The children
The home
More mt kenya
The picture speaks for itself
Clear blue skies

Yours truly cycled a total of 414km in two days. My butt is on fire from long hours on the saddle. I have drunk so much water, I would be competing with camels at how much water one can take at one go. In all, I enjoyed every moment of those 414km.

Have a lively week everyone.

When your host goes hiking

I don’t remember the number of times I fell on my way down. Fortunately I wasn’t hurt. Note to self: get proper hiking shoes.

And at the summit, it rains without notice. And the views are spectacular from up there. This was my first high altitude hike. At the peak, we were at 3610m a.s.l. a total ascent of 1255m and 18km trek.

Have a restful Sunday everyone

man about town

This site has been quiet last few days because your amiable host has been busy here, there and everywhere doing this and that.

I hope these pictures can take care of that absence.

Have a great week everyone.

man about town

It is Sunday and because I am not braining today, I thought I would share pics from my random walks in the city. They are not as beautiful as those shared by Quixie but we will make do with what we have.

Have a pleasant Sunday everyone.

How to ride 300km

You do it hard! Because there is no other way to do it. But I go ahead of myself or is it putting the cart before the horse.

So yesterday, the usual suspect and I left Nairobi at first light to go to Namanga (for those reading from elsewhere- majority of my readers), that’s the border with Tanzania, 102.5 miles. The plan is to have brunch halfway point- that is at Namanga so we can start our journey back.

Did I mention that most of our roads are not well lit? Now i have. So in this semidarkness, the usual suspect hit a stone, and had a flat. He gets a 10 for preparedness. There was no time to check for the puncture, he quickly replaced the clincher and off we were at a steady pace before we could release the brakes and go full throttle. Which we did for hundred of kilometers until we got to Bisil from where we battled crosswinds and headwinds for 57km! I have ridden in bad weather, in hilly terrain but not in wind that’s unrelenting.

The good news is we got to Namanga in one piece.

The winds were not as bad as the onward trip but I think after having had a good brunch, we must have been heavier on the bike because we didn’t ride as hard. Eventually we decided to do the rest of the 30km to home in a cab as it was also late, and you don’t want to be out on an unlit road on a bike with 9pm curfew quickly approaching.

Since this a boring story. No, I know, I will post photos to make for the lack of a good story and I hope they speak 4K words that I have failed to do. This time there was no video. Still no sports cam, you see 😦