Sunday, 3 January 2016

The Hellish Ride

Ride Brief
Distance: 53.9km
Elevation: 1,105m
Duration: 4 and a half hours
Venue: Hell's Gate - Naivasha
Crew: P. Ngugi, P. Nguhiu, Elias,Ingrid, Dan aka KDF 

The Hellish Ride

The only ride that I ever did without my bike...used Peter's Giant and Motachie. Both great bikes. As usual, the early birds were early and the late ones were considerably early as well. One of the main surprises of the day was the Honda Fit's ability to carry so many many. The plan was to ride round Hell's Gate then enjoy a dip in the geothermal hot spa. Epic plan!

The ride started minutes to 10 a.m. before the sun was out and ready to kill! It was either the sun that would kill us....or our guts that would kill us. Everyone can attest to a certain descent that had a descent within it, that brought us back to our senses!
The crew during the break after the major detour to the obsidian cave

Goofing around before it became really hard
While it lasted
That was the final ride map
This truly was the Hellish Ride
Not all terrain was bike friendly, especially after we decided not to use the agreed upon route

The crew....when we all had fresh thighs

The sand! We all ate humble pie and pushed our bikes.

One of the gentler descents in rocky terrain...just as exhilarating
It was at this point we put our heads together, or almost, and made a foolish decision.
At the shop that solved our dehydration problems. The relief was evident in our eyes
If you are ever riding in Hell's Gate, carry enough water and a little extra!

The ride on Strava is available HERE
Join our club on strava HERE
From a life behind bars.....handle bars,


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