How I got Leh’d – Riding to the land of the Lama by Victor

Sitting next to this big dude from Myanmar on a bus ride earlier in January this year, the man was curious about Kenya and in the midst of our conversation I shared my plan to scale Mt. Everest (Base camp or advanced base camp if time permitted) sometime in August. He recommended, having done aContinue reading “How I got Leh’d – Riding to the land of the Lama by Victor”

Verdant Gardens – Ghana to Burkina Faso Return – by Abdi Zeila (Part 1)

Trip report (Accra-Kumasi-Tamale, 660 kms so far) I have a 200cc Chinese-made ‘Royal’ brand motorbike. This brand is the most popular in Ghana, with the majority of okada men in Accra riding the 125 and 150cc variants. It is very cheap to maintain and rides well. The only downside is the high fuel consumption whilstContinue reading “Verdant Gardens – Ghana to Burkina Faso Return – by Abdi Zeila (Part 1)”

Death! Issa just a scratch..

I am perplexed at the mad rush motorcycle riders especially Bodas and couriers have on our mad roads. ‘Teke Teke Buda, nimechelewa’ ‘Hiyo order inafaa kufika in 15 minutes ‘ The rate of accidents resulting in death or disability from Motorcycles is rising. But no, these riders think that death is something you can comeContinue reading “Death! Issa just a scratch..”

Our First Long Distance Ride – Vienna & Justine

Vienna I live in Kiambu county…along Limuru Road, as soon as I heard that the area had a nyumba kumi…I started looking for admins to add me to the group…and before you know it, there was a ride being organized to Oloiden Campsite in Naivasha. I have to say, at this point the thought ofContinue reading “Our First Long Distance Ride – Vienna & Justine”