Mad Rwanda bikers *updated*

In Rwanda and left Kigali to head west to Ruvavu on the Congo border. The road was beautiful and had me dreaming of a touring / road bike ride across the country. The road is great Tarmac very smooth although the altitude starting at 1500m and peaking at 2400m with over 2400m of climbing in the 140km. The car drivers are courteous of the many taxi bikes that ply the roads near the towns and villages.

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They have a small pillion seat on the back but are just as often seen carrying sections of pipe, charcoal sacks or bananas. With all the hills the uphill cargo run must be hard bit I have seen quite a few just using the bike as wheels to carry the load as two people push it up. Most have to push up if their gearing isn’t quite low enough.

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The odd few hold on to trucks going uphill to save their legs – crazy they are ….

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