Cyclist Ahead!!!

6 Feb

A girl cyclist ahead!!

After enduring Nairobi traffic for many years, I finally ditched public transport  and driving in NBO … Unless absolutely necessary. In the quietude of December 2011, I rode around the traffic-less Nairobi to get a feel of the used mountain bike … had close shaves with impatient drivers on Kenyatta avenue on December 24th (“Drinks-cember”); a near accident with a lady Vitz driver exiting a compound going in the wrong direction.

The hard part was figuring out how to navigate the roundabouts. At first I went along the edge and stopped in the void zones, or pushed my bike with the pedestrians as they crossed. After a few weeks of observing the over confident Black Mamba riders have near misses with cars and motor cycles on the roundabouts, I gave it a go… not bad.

Got a few props for being a girl cyclist from motorists. 🙂

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2 Responses to “Cyclist Ahead!!!”

  1. Zainab Cheboi May 29, 2012 at 12:17 am #

    Hello there lady,my name is Zainab,am Kenyan but since last yr i live in Ghana bcoz of studies.I will b traveling to Kenya in June-2012 for around 2months.Am a cycling enthusiast and would like your advice or recommendation of any cycling team that cycle over the weekends just for fun.I do that hear in Ghana n would like to keep it up while at home.
    I will b so greatful to hear from you.Thank you in advance and lets keep in touch.

    • shecyclesnairobi May 29, 2012 at 9:30 am #

      Hello Zainab. Join the Yahoo group “Kenya_mtb” to meet other cycling enthusiasts.

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