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  • Day1

    Pietermaritzburg

    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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