Nairobi

It is 7 days remain before I finish the long ride, although Chile to Kili is one which caught more attention. For me this ride started 2009 when I set off at the same place I will finish this time.

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I don’t think there is much different of the feelings from that I had in the time I was starting and this time of finishing. In the begin I was eager to start, I was excited that final I made a decision and there I was leaving first time out of the country to the land which I only knew by books, maps and imaginations. It was feelings of happiness and joy but also of fear and uncertainty for many challenges awaiting in the horizon.

It is more or less what I’m feeling today; I’m happy and excited that I’m approaching finishing point. I’m happy for being able to live through what other wise could remain as a dream or imagination.

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Well, As I approach finishing line it is obvious that this isn’t me only have to celebrate. There are so may people who participate on this endevour, the numbers are uncountable. Every and each one participate in different level which make me feel like we are so connected no matter of our differences. For this reason I believe all of us we should celebrate together for being the change we wish to see!

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One question I hear often now is about my general experience, I’m worrying that I can’t explain in few words but it is my hope that one day I can put all together and write down. I learn a lot but all these concepts, insights and understand need time to be in test and practice so hopeful will be that knowledge I desired.

In several time I have learn that many people wonder how is possible to undertake such endeavor. One comment recently made me laugh was; ‘searching for fame’. Well, I think for some it require to think bit more than that. It was a desire to learn and share what I have leant. It is LOVE of knowledge and to see that others receive adequate education so that the quality will be added to life and hopeful we can make world abetter place for all. It is ENTHUSIASM stimulated with nature an bicycle, I use it in every morning when I have to take on 100km and every other things I engaged with. It is PURPOSE; those goals I set awake me when I was sinking into depression of the long journey, when it become to bumpy and when it was too frustrating.

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6 Comments

  1. Posted June 8, 2014 at 9:02 am by garth anton | Permalink

    Welcome home Lelo , big hugs , I am smiling as I think of our times together , chatting about our experiences, purpose, depression, enthusiasm , Love , and the many things one learns thru travel ! you have concluded a big chapter if your life , and could not sum it up any better.. CONGRATULATIONS !! garth

    • Posted June 11, 2014 at 12:12 pm by Elvis | Permalink

      Thanks Garth,
      You know that we did it together in many ways; dutch babies and many food at your house, saddle, bottom bracket, new road disco 🙂

  2. Posted June 11, 2014 at 11:43 am by wilf | Permalink

    Go Go Go !! Just the last strech, or are you there now we all need news ! Love Light and peace Wilf

    • Posted June 11, 2014 at 12:08 pm by Elvis | Permalink

      Wilf, I’m there now. Will post up to date soon.

  3. Posted June 11, 2014 at 2:12 pm by leila | Permalink

    Lelo! I’m proud of you! You had a dream, you make it happen…. Changing the world from a bicycle seat…I’m sure you inspired many young and less young…

    Congrats!! Leïla (UNDP Morocco)

  4. Posted July 17, 2014 at 12:45 am by Lumi | Permalink

    I was searching for some informations on Travelling and I found your passion, your noble action to use the power of the bike to: “fight” for what you believe in; inspire the others with your dream: nature conservation. Thank you, Elvis

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