Day 26, 96 words

Dinder Canal to Abeda Village, 92 km

Most challenging day to date. Poor roads, dusty, stupendously hot. Consensus across everyone’s bike computers is a high of 45 Celsius. When there is a wind, it feels like a convection oven.

On the doctor’s advice, Linda takes a lift for the final 24 km of the day. Others don’t take that advice and find themselves in serious condition

Me? Just 2 km from the ride’s end, the police escort pulls up beside me and I slip into the gravel.

After some roadside first aid from the doctor I dust myself off and finish the ride.

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