I have long belonged to Arusha Cycling Club. Northern Arusha Bikers is an informal subset that live on the "other side" of town than most members. Sune organised a ride around Mnt Meru for the weekend. This is the group that showed up.
Sammy prepares by checking his bike out.
First section was on old Moshi road. Then we hit the construction for the new bypass road just before Usa river.
Up to the Arusha National Park gate and then we followed a gps track supplied by John from the Usa River riders.
Then we reach the Momella lakes
Waiting for the last riders in the shade.
Sune was smitten.
We reach Mkuru camp before 5pm.
Showers and a drink or two
Second day some rode directly back the 5 hours and some took a detour to below Mkuru peak. A steep rocky jeep trail turned into a steep rocky cattle track. i found it easier to carry
Down the other side on small tracks. The punctures begin. We stopped about ten times during the rest of the trip.
Off the tracks and onto big roads and punctures continue. Home about 5 pm. Was a bit dehydrated.