February 22, 2000

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Young Lion
Playful and fluffy-coated, this young cub will soon grow to the sleek proportions of an adult lion.

22-Feb-2000 Total Trip Kilometers ~4806 (#9)

Ezulweni, Mbabane, Swasiland
Drenched again!  Cyclone "Eileen" is dogging Odyssey 2000 riders as we make our way clockwise from Johannesburg to Swaziland to Durban to Capetown.  Yep! - Swaziland is another country 'cuz we had to get our passports stamped.
  Also, the natives are more {{{UPPITY}}} than in South Africa: I traded "High Fives" w/a bro. & he slapped my hand so hard (as I rode by on my bike) that my hand stung - even wearing padded gloves!
  Today's ride was 169 Kilometers - long & hilly & there were wicked headwinds.  I had to really grind - grind - grind to finish the course...
  But this beats walking the SPEEA picket line @ Boeing!  -AC