Crew: Moses, Peter, Kubai
The Comeback Ride
I knew it was a bad idea as I rode by Safari Park...after a 6 month break my next ride should not be too long and 30km felt like a Gran Fondo ride. I was however determined to get back on the saddle and I soldiered on. The weather was friendly but the many climbs to get to Karura were off-putting.
Well Karura has quite a number of gates and I believed I have used almost all of them but Gate C on Kiambu Road remains my favourite. Immediately you get in, you are welcome by 3 choices of trails to take:
- Down the middle on a gentle incline with lots of human traffic
- To the right, either through the forest or round it: Promises some exhilarating speeds but do watch out for walkers/joggers and random roots
- To the left, great downhill followed by some amazing single trails
Due to my long hiatus and thrill for speed, I chose to go to the right. Never throw caution to the wind especially mid-morning as families are going for walks and the occasional idiot is trying to break imaginary speed limits using the Karura bikes. Not a wise move and not someone you want hot on ur tail, so I slowed down and let them pass. I had missed the forest and had every intention to enjoy it in peace.
|The crew on a short break...allowing me to catch up!|