Day 26, 96 words

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.