Tour d Afrique
January 10, 2006 5:35 PM   Subscribe

Tour d' Afrique, the other Tour. Ninety-nine stages, 120 days, almost 8,000 miles, racing on bicycles riding across the continent of Africa... the long way... from the pyramids of Giza to Cape Town. Registration's still open! Come on, it'll be fun!
posted by RockyChrysler (14 comments total)

 
That's Rhinoceri.
posted by longsleeves at 6:12 PM on January 10, 2006


Can't. I have a MeFi thing that day. Thanks though.
posted by Oddly at 6:57 PM on January 10, 2006



Surely someone will get et?
posted by uncanny hengeman at 7:10 PM on January 10, 2006


If anyone's interested in this route, Paul Theroux documented it in his book "Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town." I went cycling in Kenya this summer and the Maasai may be great runners, but I was able to get my revenge on the bike. I popped two tires riding over acacia branches.
posted by Frank Grimes at 7:14 PM on January 10, 2006


Nah.
If I win, everyone'll just accuse me of blood doping or something.
posted by HTuttle at 10:06 PM on January 10, 2006


And that other Tour is also on at the moment...Paris-Dacca race. I've been watching the highlights every day. Mad. Not quite as mad as bicycles though. Good luck with that.
posted by peacay at 10:15 PM on January 10, 2006



I'm being serious!

How do they organise support crews? How in hell's name are they gonna keep an eye on such a spread out, slow moving field?

Surely someone's gonna get eaten by a critter?

(Erm, does it explain it in the link coz I haven't RTFL!!!)
posted by uncanny hengeman at 10:48 PM on January 10, 2006


err...that would be Dakar, Senegal and not Dacca, Bangladesh.
posted by peacay at 11:51 PM on January 10, 2006


That's in... 3 days! Must increase training schedule...
posted by daver at 12:38 AM on January 11, 2006


LOL. Watch out for critters, daver!
posted by uncanny hengeman at 12:48 AM on January 11, 2006


Paris-Dakar by bike.
Great Flickr photo of an African bike race.
Does look like fun, though. Thanks, Rocky Chrysler.
posted by fixedgear at 2:10 AM on January 11, 2006


Paris - Dacca

Now that WOULD be a challenge.
posted by The Ultimate Olympian at 8:50 AM on January 11, 2006


I like hte flickr set fixedgear linked. I'd love to do this race, but, you know, I don't have time right now.
posted by OmieWise at 10:17 AM on January 11, 2006


aargh, *the*. I hate the internet!1!11!!!
posted by OmieWise at 10:17 AM on January 11, 2006


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