Just Like Riding A BikeSeptember 29, 2009
So I guess the saying is true. I hadn’t really ridden a bike in years, but cycled across a country this past weekend. Yes, you read correctly, although it was the tiniest part, I cycled back and forth across Mozambique.
Along with my two friends Marc and Tony, I cycled 220 kilometers total and traveled on train probably 5 times that. It was a great time for us to spend our school holiday just to get away, have an adventure, grow closer to God and each other. We cycled from the South African border to Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique. We got to spend a few days relaxing, experiencing the culture, and getting to meet a bunch of amazing people. Also the whole weekend we were stared at. You see Marc is 6’4”, Tony is 6’6”, and I am 6’7”. Plus our new friend Stella took us where not a whole lot of other white people were. It was hilarious as people wanted to shake our hands and Marc even had a request to have a picture taken with him. I guess they thought we were famous.
I especially loved the times on the road. It was so cool to see kids come out from their huts in the middle of nowhere to come wave at us. I had some great times just thinking about the future, praising God for His creation, and singing at the top of my lungs. I definitely had a ” I can’t believe I get to live this life” moment a few times during our trip. I’m very glad to have a few weeks of school holiday left, before I head back to school.