Duration: 4 and a half hours
Venue: Karatina - Nyeri
Last Ride 2014
This was a nostalgic ride as I took the route i had taken to primary and secondary school. I made it to the gate of my primary school but my target of going as far up Nyeri Hill as I could became an invalid dream - they do exist.
This was a fairly balanced ride that allowed me to stop at a place that I had been curious about for ages, Nyeri (kiganjo) War Cemetery. Very well manicured loans and tombstones of World War 2 soldiers with very interesting epitaphs. Kiganjo to Game Rock was easier than I had expected. The corners notwithstanding, the climbing was very easy, I was skeptical about the descents though. The road at some points really narrowed out but hey, pretty amazing ride. Heading back, I bumped into a beast on his way to Nyeri from Nanyuki and heading back to Nanyuki.....when I grow up.
The ride was cut short to avoid being on the road at the same time with the famous miraa (khat) pick-ups, notorious for knocking pedestrians over repeatedly.
|Views from the winding Kiganjo - Nyeri road|
|View from the Karatina - Nanyuki road|
|This sign had been enticing for very many years|
|The dominant feature at the cemetery|
|Very beautifully manicured lawns|
|Unknown soldier, only "Known Unto God"|
|Just off the Nyeri - Nairobi highway heading home and to closing the ride calendar for 2014|
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