Day 69: that's a wrap.
We left Glen's house just before 8:30 and cycled through Aidan's (Glen's youngest son) school, where his whole class had come out to see us off and ask questions about our event. We spent about 20 minutes chatting to his class and answering questions like, "what do you do if you need the toilet on the bike?" After leaving the school, the riding for the rest of the day was smooth. From around the 60km mark (30km to go) we we started to look for the mountain, but cloud prevented us from seeing it, until a small break in the cloud allowed just the top peak of Kili to be visible. Kili is the largest stand alone mountain (not part of a range of mountains) in the world, and, its immense. Today the four of us didn't say much to one another on the bike and not for the fact that the riding was hard, but more because I think we were all taking the time to reflect and process that this ride was almost over. I feel like I am ready for the ride to come to an end, but also a bit sad that it's over. We have cycled through so many small villages, over mountains, met amazing people and had the most amazing overnight stops. We have also covered almost half the continent on these simple bikes. We arrived at our end point, the Union Cafe a coffee shop that is supported by our coffee sponsor Tribeca and we spent the afternoon having lunch and a few drinks, celebrating. We checked into the Kili Cottages for the next few days and showered before heading out for a good dinner at "IndoItaliano". (Indian cross Italian). After dinner Derrick, Bobby, Bryan, Tristan and I headed out to look for a party on a Thursday night in Moshi. We found one. It involved beers, dancing and getting home at 3:30am. A really good evening and an epic end to the cycle leg of the Joburg2Kili.
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