*position: 15:35.962N 32:31.705E In the centre of downtown
Khartoum.....Hotel Meriden in fact!
Our (Douglas and I on the tandem) time trial started at 8h07.....we were
setting a blistering pace having passed all 6 riders in of us, when we hit a
patch of soft sand where there was still road construction on the go...and
oops next we knew we were struggling, and then down we went..twice in
fact...and that blew our chances of a podium finish! The tandem is not good
in the soft sand....we ended up about 8th fastest,,,but will be back
together for the time trial on the next section...each of the ten sections
has one...and that will be the limit of my racing!
Thereafter we went with police escort to The Blue Nile Sailing Club in the
centre of Khartoum.....this was a long, slow but very interesting
journey.....more in the newsletter.....I'm heading off to have a well earned
bath and then explore the chaotic Khartoum! More soon,,,,