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Chimps, Detours and killer Geese

Right, lets get going. After farewells and a last breakfast, I am on the road to Nelspruit. A short 40km trip, but right in the middle is a steep pass – Hilltop Pass. 1,624 more words

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Macadamia nuts and a whole lot of dogs

So, on the road to Baberton, My new friends in Badplaas tell me the hills toward Baberton are steep, but coming back is even worse, so I am hoping I can get up this mountain… 1,026 more words

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Antiques, Centenaries and flocks of sheep

Leaving my new friends in Middleburg and heading toward Hendrina, I feel good. There is a perfectly clear sky above me, and I have some new found energy after my stop in Middleburg. 1,012 more words

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Fire Departments and Headwinds

The morning started with coffee and a farewell with the folks about 20km outside of Pretoria. After packing and strapping everything and saying our last prayers and farewells, I set off on the first day of many, many days on the road. 803 more words

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New Blog for 2016 Bike Trip

I have set up a new blog for my 2016 bike trip. This posting is really just a test to ensure that post-by-email is working and that my feeds to Facebook and Twitter are working correctly. 6 more words

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Finally the time has come to start my tour. Cue the music and unchain the volunteers. Let’s get the show on the road. (I make bad puns when I am about to start big projects) 308 more words

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Celebrating Haiti's Flag Day and final thoughts on my trip

Today, May 18, is the annual celebration of Haiti’s flag. It’s a day to¬†recognize and celebrate¬†Haitian culture and history, and it’s bright, beautiful flag. 789 more words