Good morning to all the blog readers on all five continents!
What a beautiful morning do we have in Pretoria this morning!
I am in my third week of radiation treatment. Tomorrow I go home for a recovery period. Then, on 4 February, they will start with chemo therapy, three days a week, every three weeks, for six months.
However, the next two weeks or so you will enjoy the blog because it will be back to basics: Adventure riding pure. First there will be a photo report of a young and upcoming adventurer Nico Laurens. Three years ago he visited me at office, bike-less. Three weeks ago me visited me again, proud owner of a KLR. He returned from an eastern and central Africa ride.
You have to see the photographs!! I’ll show you just a few, and then we will apply “gentle” pressure on him for a slide show one evening.
Then, a ride report across Africa but especially through the desert in Sudan from a lady, on a route harder than anything that 99.9% of all male trans-Africa riders ever had done. And that during a time without gps or sat phones!
Thank you Nico and Patti for sending my will to survive and to overcome these “small” obstacles sky high thanks to your report and photographs!
And as dessert in between hairy and hairless photographs from so many friends AND strangers who show support that the CAN of cancer can mean CAN beat it! (Thanks Rindi)
(I have to put it in brackets. Marius Venter and I plan a ride, which under other circumstances, would be fun. Now … Perhaps I won’t even manage to pick up a bike. It is part of the planning to survive and live!!!)
So, sit back and wait. It is coming!
Chat to you very soon again!