Biking Across Africa

October 17, 2010

in Travel

The other day, Natalie Sission of tweeted about how she signed up to bike across Africa. The tweet caught my eye because…who bikes across (or in this case, down?) an entire continent? Like, how is that even possible?

I did a little clicking around and discovered Natalie is doing this trip with Tour d’Afrique, and it is traveling from Cairo to Cape Town in 4 months (January – May). I don’t know about you, but this sounds ridiculously AWESOME. I don’t even have a bike. Well, I do but it’s in LA and I literally have only ridden it once. It’s cute and purple though. The point is, I am severely out of shape (but working on it!) and I don’t like bikes…naturally. But I could learn? When I was a kid my mom and I would bike from Central Orange County (where I grew up) to Newport Beach and back. That’s gotta count for something, right?

There’s a desire in my heart to do more traveling to see the world and help others. While biking through Africa may not achieve this in a very hands-on manner, I think this trip could be a good starter trip to the continent. I’m going to think it over. Obviously I can’t make this happen for 2011, but I might put it on the list for 2012.

The other day  I was seriously thinking about training for a 10K and half marathon. When I was in LA, I was really interested in training for half marathons and more races, but it didn’t work out for one reason or another (let’s be real: I’m lazy). I dunno what it is, but now that I am getting my grown woman health on, I feel like sangin’ living with more adventure.

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