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New Video: Cycling Africa – from Cape Town to Cairo

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Aug - 23 - 2016

Africa was my last continent by bike – and what a Grand Finale ūüôā A collection of photos and videos from my 8 months and 10.000 km on the continent – from Cape Town to Cairo!

Categories: South Africa

Day 1937, Springbok – Noordoewer, Namibia!

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 28 - 2016

Distance: 120.2 km Ride time: 6:41:49 Average: 18.0 km/h Max speed: 52.2 km/h Total: 44442 km It seems to me that shops are closing very early in South Africa. Here in Springbok, even the fast food chain Wimpy closes at 7 pm. Perhaps people are up early then? Well, the streets were still pretty empty  [ Read More ]

Categories: Namibia, South Africa

Day 1935 – 1936: Garies – Springbok, South Africa

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 28 - 2016

Distance: 98.0 km Ride time: 6:50:24 Average: 14.3 km/h Max speed: 44.6 km/h Total: 44322 km Last time I had pitched my tent was on Newfoundland in Canada back in September. Now I had just enjoyed another fine night wild camping next to the road in South Africa. The two places have the thing in  [ Read More ]

Categories: South Africa

Day 1934, Nuwerus – Garies: South African Hospitality

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 23 - 2016

Distance: 97.0 km Ride time: 6:17:19 Average: 15.4 km/h Max speed: 52.2 km/h Total: 44224 km Wise from experience I was on the road by 6:30 – undoubtedly the best part of the day to be cycling in this part of South Africa. I had left the dirt road behind and was now rolling up  [ Read More ]

Categories: South Africa

Day 1933, Lutzville – Nuwerus: HOT HOT HOT

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 23 - 2016

Distance: 55.2 km Ride time: 4:27:44 Average: 12.4 km/h Max speed: 43.6 km/h Total: 44127 km As I left the friendly couple at the Hanzu B&B in Lutzville, their goodbye warning was “watch out out there, the temperature will reach 44 degrees today”. I guess I should have checked the forecast myself as this was  [ Read More ]

Categories: South Africa

Day 1931 – 1932: Lambert’s Bay – Lutzville, SA

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 19 - 2016

Distance: 72.1 km Ride time: 3:56:44 Average: 18.3 km/h Max speed: 55.1 km/h Total: 44072 km What better way to start the day than with a nice little milestone to celebrate! 44.000 kilometers have taken me through Europe, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. If my calculations are correct I should just about hit 60K before  [ Read More ]

Categories: South Africa

Day 1930, Eland’s Bay to Lambert’s Bay: The Radio Interview

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 19 - 2016

Distance: 26.1 km Ride time: 2:14:33 Average: 11.6 km/h Max speed: 25.2 km/h Total: 43995 km I woke up to the sound of waves in my hut, and as I started cycling I could hear the waves all day from the beach only a few hundred meters away. Good cycling indeed! In the beginning of  [ Read More ]

Categories: South Africa

Day 1929, Langebaan – Eland’s Bay: Back on the Dirt Roads

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 19 - 2016

Distance: 100.3 km Ride time: 6:37:21 Average: 15.2 km/h Max speed: 29.9 km/h Total: 43965 km As I said my farewells to the friendly guest house owners where I had stayed, they gave a final warning “Be careful out there, every black man wants a bicycle”. Hmm, I’m not really sure what they wanted to  [ Read More ]

Categories: South Africa

Day 1928, Cape Town – Langebaan: The Final Continent

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 15 - 2016

Distance: 123.7 km Ride time: 5:59:13 Average: 20.7 km/h Max speed: 54.4 km/h Total: 43865 km I was feeling excited and also somewhat nervous as I stood there at the square in front of the Cape Town railway station, ready to set off for this African adventure. The preparations were finally complete – now it  [ Read More ]

Categories: South Africa

Day 1927: Hiking Table Mountain

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 13 - 2016

A visit to Cape Town wouldn’t be complete without a hike up Table Mountain. Normally you would be able to take a cable car there, but due to strong winds it didn’t run. I was happy enough to walk though. During my break in Denmark I hadn’t been doing much exercising. Luckily the legs seemed  [ Read More ]

Categories: South Africa