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Wednesday, 9 June 2010 - 11:50

Day 251 - Tues 08 June, 20,007km Koppies, SA

Woo hoo after eight long months I fittingly passed 20,000 km on a dirt road into a strong head wind and duly celebrated with 20 sticks of chilli biltong which seemed like an appropriate South African follow up to the ten bananas I consumed in Togo at 10,000 km.

Once again our progress was slow today thanks to strong headwinds and dirt roads but it was still a good laugh thanks to the boys entertaining company. Danny remains convinced that he was electrocuted through his saddle by some overhead power cables which sent spasms down his legs that sounded suspiciously like a bit of cramp to me and Sam.

At lunch we were treated to some delicious jam sandwiches and droewors courtesy of a local farmer's wife who very generously drove out to meet us on the road with a picnic. We have also been eyed up for lunch by a hungry caged lion, recieved a free bag of biltong and been asked to pose for numerous photo's by inquisitive locals.

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