Reflections From 2015

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“A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.” - Jim Watkins

We had done what I considered the most challenging part of the journey. Thirty kilometres of nothing but hill climbing, moving from 1800m (Nairobi) to 2300m (Limuru) above sea level. I had assured my son, David, once he made it through that, the rest was easy. But the reality remained that he had 130km to cover to get to Nakuru on his bicycle, and, I later realized, he had a lot more climbing to do. So much so that at some point I asked him if he wanted to end the race halfway. His response was as surprising as it was encouraging: ‘Dad, I am finishing this!’

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