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    Tour D'Afrique

    My 19 year old son is currently among the 60+ riders on their way from Cairo to Cape Town. They have left Egypt and are currently in the Sudan. Reading the blog and seeing the pictures really makes me envious. This is probaly one of the most amazing bike rides in the world.
    More here //http://www.tourdafrique.com/epictours/tourdafrique/blog
    and pics here http://www.tourdafrique.com/epictour...araohs-delight
    they also have a facebook page with frequent updates for those interested.
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    Might be difficult for me to get young again but When i retire I do plan a long ride of some sort. Somewhere with a bit of warmth does sound good right now but not to the extreme that this trip would entail.
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    I did most of that route 3 years ago - just my wife and I in a Toyota Hilux with a tent on the roof. Africa is a tough continent to travel... it'll certainly be character-forming for a 19-year old. Great that he has your support.

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    I am curious. What bike did your son elect to use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomamueller View Post
    I am curious. What bike did your son elect to use?
    He has a Salsa Fargo, with a Thudbuster seatpost. there are actually 4 Fargo's on the tour
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...id=46545096313

    Here is one of the riders blog, great pictures and updated almost every day
    http://africanride.blogspot.com/
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    Thanks. Looks like a good choice. I was reading up on bike recommendations at the site. One final question if you know. Did he take two set of wheels? Smooth and knobby since the riding conditions vary so much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomamueller View Post
    Thanks. Looks like a good choice. I was reading up on bike recommendations at the site. One final question if you know. Did he take two set of wheels? Smooth and knobby since the riding conditions vary so much?
    He actually has 3 sets of tires. (with 3 of each). Vittoria Randoneurs 38's for road, Schawalbe Marathon - I forget which ones, for mixed and WTB Vulpine 2.3 inch for Off Road.
    For spares, he has 3 chains,a cassette, a rear derailleur, a front chain ring, a bottom bracket, brake levers, all cables, a mix of spokes and a spare rim.
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