February 19, 2000
"Odyssey Riders at Sunrise"
19-Feb-2000 Total Trip Kilometers ~4562 (#8)
Hazyview, South Africa
We took off from Bariloche, Argentina on a very short runway! 747 Captain "Hamed" clamped the brakes, spooled up to take off thrust, & let go: we were slingshot into the air! South Africa has had a tragic, bloody history (like U.S.A.) & Odyssey 2000 riders were advised to ride in a "pack", for security reasons. We've gotten to the gates of Kruger Nature Park - but won't bike thru: meals on wheels, not! AC