Many of the roads we travel on don't exist on a map. Off the beaten track.
It's hard to explain what you go through when you ride on these roads that we were on, there is really nothing to describe them. It's hard, but you just push through, one step at a time, you just keep going.
Day 1 - June 30 - Transfer to the new camp and meet our comrades
Day 2 - July 1 - Volunteer Day
Day 3 - July 2 - First ride - 65km
Day 4 - July 3 - Second Ride - 110km
Day 5 - July 4 - Third Ride - 125.5km
Day 6 - July 5 - Rest Day
Day 7 - July 6 - Fourth Ride - 68km
Day 8 - July 7 - Fifth Ride - 95km - otherwise known as SAND day.
Day 9 - July 8 - Sixth Ride - 65km - Home stretch into Livingstone
Day 10 - July 9 - Volunteer Day - Grass Roots Soccer
Every morning that we ride, we get up at 5:30am, breakfast is at 6am, we stretch at 6:45am and then depart camp on either our bikes or a transfer at 7am sharp. Routines are certainly important when you're doing an endurance event like this. For the most part our entire group goes to bed before 9pm. I've had a few asleep by 8pm nights. My favourite parts of the day and jumping on the bike and the first 20km watching the sunrise while the air is still crisp. And then sunset after we ride back into camp, exhausted but happy to complete the day, to sit in our kaki camp chairs with a beer or wine and watch the sun go down, then be summoned for soup @ 6pm sharp.