this weekend i discovered how unfit i have become after riding 190km of the 240km I had set to do when I woke up on Saturday morning. The ride was to take me from Nairobi to Meru but my legs kinda gave up at https://www.strava.com/activities/3121547435/embed/745532c392192c46d4fd392eb98c9c869c7c321f“>Runyenjes then I rode back to Embu and took a van back to Nairobi.
In other news, race science seems to be back on the limelight.
When will the Amish see the light?
Have a pleasant week everyone and keep fit. It’s good for the sack and all.
Today I went for a stroll and now I have an excuse to eat ice cream and chocolate bars.
Have a pleasant week everyone.
I cycle for fun. Some of you know this already.
I also cycle to work. Most of you don’t know this. I do this when the weather is good or when I don’t feel like driving and sitting pretty in slow moving traffic looking at the beautiful women and not so handsome men stroll by. That is where the good news end.
For the benefit of those who can’t place Kenya on a world map, it is somewhere in East Africa, a third world country where 46% of the 43 million citizens live below the poverty line and income level is in the lower middle income you would think the engineers who design the roads would plan for pedestrians and cyclists. What we have are roads planned for vehicular transport and a host of drivers who lack courtesy.
It is hectic trying to cycle in this mess.
People’s attitudes towards cyclists must change. Instead of seeing us as things to be avoided on the road, drivers must begin to see us as road users with as much right on the road as they.
Did I say I hate helmets. They tell you to not ride without one. The thing they should tell you is to as much as possible avoid being knocked down. I wear a helmet though. One only hopes motorists will learn to share the road with cyclists and the road engineers will think of pedestrian and cycle lanes.
No blog about cycling is complete without cyclists.
All photos by my good friend Moses
maybe a peloton?
we had just come outta the underworld
time to stretch a bit
someone caption this
Since I have nothing constructive to tell you today, I can make some of you lazy ones feel bad about my ride this morning.
Check out my 70.0 km Ride on Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/466191802
Those of you who know a little more about the world than just what happens in their neighborhood would have heard of the late Prof. Wangari Maathai and her efforts in conjunction with the Greenbelt movement to save Karura Forest.
The forest, as I discovered yesterday is a bikers paradise.
Happy Sunday everyone
water fall in Karura
stream through the forest
we parked our bikes to see the waterfall.
i need not say more
beautiful lily’s lake