R&R on the beaches of Ghana November 16th 2008 Riding Day 7 - 125km (total 800km)
After an interesting stop in the historical town of Cape Coast, we started on our longest ride of the trip -- Accra. The ride started off well enough, but the big difference is that we didn't have a good enough shoulder to ride on through out the whole ride, so we had to be defensive and ride on the road when we could and move over to the shoulder when we had ... read more
Africa » Ghana » Volta » Aflao Formed from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and the Togoland trust territory, Ghana in 1957 became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence. A long series of coups resulted in the suspension of the ... ... read more
In my late twenties, I decided that I wanted to see the world, but I didn't want to make it too easy, so I decided to do it on a bike. I had taken up cycling seriously a few years prior.
In 1989-90, I cycled around the world, where I visited 5 continents, 22 countries, and logged 22,000 km. I thought that would take the travel bug out of me -- not a chance. I have been cycling in different parts of the world nearly every year since.
The one thing has been consistent with my trips has been the developing world. The colour, hospitality, food, and culture (in no ... full info