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Old 12-11-2012, 06:15 AM   #3
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Daniel takes another one for the team....

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These conditions after Gelai are the worst surface for riding a motorcycle on. Shin deep silt ruts with rock hard surface underneath. Big heavy bike no likey.

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One of my favorite things about Tanzania is that every time you let yourself feel a bit like a hero, you get a massive dose of humility in the form of a local performing the same task, better, with 1/10th of the resources. This 45 year old Maasai casually pinned his ragged out 125 cc Chinese motorcycle with bald tires right through one of the worst sections.

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Here, we were riding off road for a bit to avoid the silt hell and this ditch came up out of nowhere and pitched Daniel over the bars. We stopped to shake it out and eat something. The sun was setting fast, we still had not reached the intersection where you turn right to head to Lake Natron, and we were both hypoglycemic and dehydrated.

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