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Day 1998, Chipata – Santhe: Into Malawi!

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Apr - 13 - 2016

Distance: 107.8 km Ride time: 5:19:31 Average: 20.3 km/h Max speed: 40.7 km/h Total: 47807 km I got to spend 10 days in Zambia and think I have managed to get a good understanding of the country, even though I have been cycling through fast. I could certainly see myself coming back to spend some  [ Read More ]

Categories: Malawi, Zambia

Day 1997, Sinda – Chipata: Young Mothers

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Apr - 13 - 2016

Distance: 122.5 km Ride time: 6:16:52 Average: 19.5 km/h Max speed: 47.9 km/h Total: 47699 km The day started with a number of rain showers drifting across the country side. Luckily it was just a question of hanging around for twenty minutes, then things would clear up again. As always an interesting time, stopping in  [ Read More ]

Categories: Zambia

Day 1996, Nyimba – Sinda: Outta Nowhere

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Apr - 12 - 2016

Distance: 115.6 km Ride time: 6:55:45 Average: 16.7 km/h Max speed: 36.4 km/h Total: 47576 km Ever since I made a right turn in Namibia some weeks ago I have been moving east rather than north. I’m starting to look forward to enter Malawi in a couple of days as that means I will start  [ Read More ]

Categories: Zambia

Day 1995, Luangwa – Nyimba: Cravings for Electricity

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Apr - 12 - 2016

Distance: 104.8 km Ride time: 6:31:45 Average: 16.1 km/h Max speed: 50.4 km/h Total: 47460 km In the early morning hours I was crossing the bridge over the beautiful Luangwa River. It had been a great stop down at Bridge Camp, but now it was time to climb back up towards the 1000 m plateau  [ Read More ]

Categories: Zambia

Day 1994, Shingela – Luangwa: Night on the River

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Apr - 06 - 2016

Distance: 125.4 km Ride time: 7:19:06 Average: 17.1 km/h Max speed: 54.7 km/h Total: 47355 km Starting the day in the hills at 1200 meters and ending at the Luangwa river at only 350, it might sound like an easy day rolling along. What the above numbers don’t tell is the 1200 meters of vertical  [ Read More ]

Categories: Zambia

Day 1993, Lusaka – Shingela: African Sounds

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Apr - 06 - 2016

Distance: 108.1 km Ride time: 6:10:14 Average: 17.5 km/h Max speed: 48.6 km/h Total: 47230 km Dave has super fast internet in his house – and as he said I’d better take advantage as I wouldn’t find as fast internet maybe in the rest of Africa! In the morning it was raining hard, so a  [ Read More ]

Categories: Zambia

Day 1991 – 1992: Lusaka, Zambia

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Mar - 29 - 2016

Dave from www.tiredofit.ca has been cycling around Africa on and off for 5 years but has always returned to Lusaka. That might have something to do with a certain Ireen that he is about to marry ūüôā The capital of Zambia is otherwise not a city with many (or any) sights, but from Dave’s stories  [ Read More ]

Categories: Zambia

Day 1990, Mazabuka – Lusaka: Welcome Beer

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Mar - 29 - 2016

Distance: 140.3 km Ride time: 8:48:53 Average: 15.9 km/h Max speed: 37.4 km/h Total: 47122 km In the morning I was 140 km from Lusaka, the capital of Zambia and thought I would just about be able to make it there at sunset. I had been in contact with Africa cyclist Dave from www.tiredofit.ca who  [ Read More ]

Categories: Zambia

Day 1989, Pemba – Mazabuka: Plain Repetitive Work?

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Mar - 29 - 2016

Distance: 96.5 km Ride time: 5:22:56 Average: 17.9 km/h Max speed: 33.8 km/h Total: 46982 km Someone asked me a question the other day: “How much of your trip is really enjoyable, and how much is just plain repetitive work?”. Good question, which made me think for a bit… In fact I don’t associate the  [ Read More ]

Categories: Zambia

Day 1988, Kalomo – Pemba: The VIP Room

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Mar - 29 - 2016

Distance: 127.1 km Ride time: 6:53:08 Average: 18.5 km/h Max speed: 41.4 km/h Total: 46885 km Zambia is not really in southern Africa, but it borders Namibia. It is also not western Africa but it borders French speaking Congo. Neither it is eastern Africa, but it borders Malawi and Tanzania. Zambia is something all by  [ Read More ]

Categories: Zambia