Day 45 – Zambia, Lusaka- 135kms – Thursday 12th July We were not in a rush, but somehow, we were told breakfast was at 7:30, so we woke up early. A large group of about 10 or 12 white girls, in their late teens early 20s, arrived with an old bloke, to have breakfast. I think they could have been Germans. By the time we loaded the bikes they seemed to have a working group going with some locals, sitting in circle in the shaded garden, with pads and notes. The girls seemed very young, so I thought they might be students (on holiday ) volunteers doing some stuff around? We left soon after 9. For about 70kms, the road was in terrible condition. As before, we had to slalom to avoid massive potholes. It was also very busy with many trucks. Many of those trucks seemed broken down by the side of the road. I was not surprised considering the state of the tarmac. The weather was cloudy but not too cold. We arrived in town around midday. The traffic was going nowhere as all the roads end up in Lusaka and there is no ring roads or anyway to avoid the town centre. So even massive trucks were sucked into the centre and toward Cairo Road. It was very slow going with minibus drivers and taxis all over the place as well as street vendors walking on the road, between cars, selling anything from jeans or shoes to trinkets.