Comments for with Tour D'Afrique 2013 Thu, 19 Dec 2013 02:00:06 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Cape Town Rest days, a few notes/tips reflecting on the trip by mev Thu, 19 Dec 2013 02:00:06 +0000 In reply to Doug Masterleo.

I didn’t do an extensive study on climate since this was an organized tour. However, my perceptions were that the following were important in our trip: (a) it gets very hot in desert of Sudan. We came through at end of January and it was already getting warmer – so coming through earlier (end of December or start of January) might have been better (b) rainy season in Tanzania came not long after we were through in mid-March (c) winters in South Africa can get cold.

So if I were leaving South Africa, I’d probably shoot for spring/fall – then avoid being too hot in Namibia – and avoid rainiest times in Tanzania/Kenya and hottest times in Sudan – but not quite sure how that adds up. We did get mostly tailwinds heading south from Egypt but not sure how common that is.

Comment on Cape Town Rest days, a few notes/tips reflecting on the trip by Doug Masterleo Tue, 17 Dec 2013 23:09:05 +0000 If wanting to bike north through Africa what time of year would be good to leave Cape town, Which ways do the winds generaly blow. Thanks Doug

Comment on Home by mev Wed, 06 Nov 2013 20:35:00 +0000 In reply to James Ginn.

The cost was worth it to me. In particular, this is the type of trip I would do once in life. I’ve done a lot of my own other trips (at lower average cost per day) but crossing Africa requires for me some extra support compared to what I can do on my own in North America or Europe.

Comment on Home by James Ginn Sun, 03 Nov 2013 22:07:23 +0000 Did you feel the tour was worth the cost ? And in what ways was it great ?
Am thinking of this for 2015 when it returns to Cairo.

Comment on Home by mev Mon, 20 May 2013 12:42:49 +0000 In reply to Ross Mallinson.

Thanks and fun to hear you are a future rider on TdA

Comment on Home by Ross Mallinson Sun, 19 May 2013 16:47:54 +0000 Hi Mike,

Congratulations on finishing, an amazing achievement.

I followed your blog all the way along – was always looking forward to postings when you could make them. Thanks so much for sharing, I enjoyed it immensely.

It has inspired me to finally actually sign up for next years TdA.


Comment on Day 94, 90km to Cape Town by Linda Mon, 13 May 2013 13:48:02 +0000 Congrats to you Mike for completing such an endevour!

Comment on Day 94, 90km to Cape Town by mev Sun, 12 May 2013 12:43:31 +0000 In reply to Jutta u.Werner.

Thank you. Sybille was in our group photos, but unfortunately I also don’t have those since I was in them as well.

Comment on Day 94, 90km to Cape Town by Jutta u.Werner Sun, 12 May 2013 11:35:20 +0000 Hello, I am the mother from Sybille; first I want to thank you for your great, interesting and informative blog. We looked also for the last photos from cape town, but unfortunately we don’t see Sybille.
Best regards
Werner & Jutta

Comment on Day 94, 90km to Cape Town by rob cook Sat, 11 May 2013 19:55:04 +0000 Hi I am Anne Cooks brother. Thanks for having such a great blog during the trip. We have checked it at least 2 times a day to keep up with the groups progress and to see your great photos.
Rob, Gisela & Emily Cook