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The Fat Kid Diaries: Week 42 - Central African Adventures.

No laboured introduction this week, except to say I experienced a real dose of regret (that's what happens when you over-think and go against your gut) due to the decision I made in cutting back into Cameroon earlier than planned…

The Fat Kid Diaries: Week 41. Careful what you wish for.

My goodness, after months of dreaming of rain and greenery, this was the week those accumulated wishes came true. Quite truly incredible scenes of deluge…after pretty much having had the best of the weather possible for the first 9 months…

The Fat Kid Diaries: Week 40. Distinctively tropical.

What a relief! After many weeks of dead flat roads, scorching dry heat, winds, and surrounded by nothing much else than sand, the route south changed all that almost completely overnight, half way through this week, as Lettie and I…

The Fat Kid Diaries: Week 39 - Heading south!

From sleeping in the bush, to dining with a king; buoyed on by some incredible messages of support and help, to battling heavy legs, incessant heat, and a return of the dreaded headwinds; it's certainly been a week of contrasts…and…

The Fat Kid Diaries: Week 37-38 - The Mojo is back.

Bear/Bare(?) with me please…this is longer than normal.   Despite the frequent police check points, and unavoidable mid day breaks brought on by the furnace like conditions, the long flat desert roads of Sudan and Chad, and the 3am starts,…

The Fat Kid Diaries: Week 34 -36 - what a rollercoaster ride.

It's been a testing couple of weeks in a number of ways, with somewhat of a mental "Ctrl, Alt, Delete" reboot needed, but as always seems to happen, the highlights and positives (such as crossing into Eritrea and meeting awesome…

The Fat Kid Diaries: Week 33 - into Sudan...eventually!

A week which started on such a high with Andrew and Richard as we completed our stretch across Ethiopia together, all of a sudden became somewhat of a frustration with a few unexpected delays and false starts meaning I was…

The Fat Kid Diaries: Week 32. Epic times in the Ethiopian highlands.

A wonderful week of riding, and cool and unique experiences in the Ethiopian highlands which I was lucky enough to share with 2 great friends…a well-timed boost before the next 6 or 7 weeks which will take the Fat Kid…

The Fat Kid Diaries: Week 31 - 3 countries, countless memories.

A well balanced and full on week of tough awesome riding, meeting cool people, enjoying some good food and beer and plenty of 2 min noodles, experiencing the natural wonders of Djibouti, as well as the deserts of Somaliland, and…

The Fat Kid Diaries: Week 30 - a week it was a lot about the bike.

As Kingsley Holgate reminded me during a long liquid  meeting  before I left, this expedition 'isn't about the bike', but rather 'an epic African adventure which you happen to be doing on a bicycle' – a huge difference! Well it's…