February 19, 2000

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South Africa

"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