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    June 1, 2016 in South Africa ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    We've registered! The home of the Freedom Challenge is at the Sleeping Bao B&B in Pietermaritzburg. Bikes are prepped, the tracking device is charged and our bags are re-packed.
    We met the rest of our batch tonight. Friendly bunch of chaps but they all look seriously competitive, Sean and I reckon we're the recreational element!
    There are two experienced trail riders among us so if we are very lucky, we may be able to hang onto their tails for a while. The infamous Umko valley seems to be the place that poses the most navigational challenges. Todays batch spent quite a bit of time wandering there and arrived at Allendale well after dark.
    Only time will tell! Tomorrow brings the start of our big adventure...
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    June 1, 2016 in South Africa ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Bags are packed. Bikes are prepped. We're excitedly tracking the 1st batch who started today. Looks like they're making good progress.
    Journey to Pietermaritzburg has been ok so far. Roads are quiet and I have had a chance to catch up on some last minute work.
    I'm going back to the map reading now.. Last minute prep!
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