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|| excellent TARMAC – mostly flat
|| from Turbi very windy – excellent tarmac gentle undulations
|| EXTREMELY WINDY – ended up hitching a lift. Big climb before Marsabit
||down hill to Loglogo then quite flat until 18 km from Lasaris when there is a gentle few km climb followed by undulations. From loglogo shepherds came on the road demanding water quite aggressively and run after me – hardly any traffic
|| Excellent ROAD – undulating. Very aggressive shepherds be prepared – hardly any traffic
|| Archer's Post
|| excellent tarmac -gentle climbing to start with then after a descent undulating. Sheperds not as agresive. I had strong head wind – hardly any traffic
|| great tarmac. strong head wind
||quite a lot of climbing – luckily the wind stopped!
||first 10km steep climbing – then down all the way to Nanyuki with a couple of small climbs. good tarmac. Busier road
||very busy road with fast trafic but hard shoulder ok – constant undulations to the road junction then pretty much up hill. Many villages with food and drinks
|| fantastic downhill until Saga then flattish and down until the river crossing after that is uphill and undulating terrain. Heavy fast traffic and narrow road and the hard shoulder has lethal speed bumps!!!! Keep you eyes peeled on your rear view mirror and get ready to get of the road – also check for oncoming traffic overtaking they won't make any allowances for you!!! Shops – restaurants and accommodation all along the road
||The two lane motorway becomes a three lane but the hard shoulder is ok and I felt safer than in the smaller roads in spite of the heavy traffic. At one point there are signs for a cycle lane – I took it but it sometimes disapeared or was blocked and it took me to the heart of Nairobi which I could have avoided by staying on the main road. The road has constant ups and downs
|| Mai Mahiu
|| Good road to junction between Southern bypass and A104 and good hard shoulder although it had a fair amount of glass. The A104 has very poor tarmac and a pretty awful 'hard shoulder'. Very heavy traffic on this road with heavy container lorries so it needs full attention. They are doing work on this road so hopefully it'll get better. The road climbs steady until it meets the B3 when it descends all the way to Mai Mahiu but the road is bad and narrow and the heavy lorry traffic continues. I was forced of the road several times. The views of the rift Valley are stunning
|| Nr Naivasha
|| Big improvement on the road surface and the hard shoulder. Gentle steady climb until the junction betweeng the C88 and the D394 then down hill all the way to Naivasha. Still need to be very mindful of big lorries
||Good road once you get to the junction with the main road (The road round the lake is pachy with sections full of pot holes and others not too bad). Good hard shoulder on the main road
|| be prepared to get off the road frequently. The road goes gently up and down all the way to Nakuru.
|| From Nakuru to Mogotio tarmaced road a bit up to start wth but soon you can begin crussing pretty much all the way to Mogotio. From there until Maji Moto is dirt road pretty rough in places
|| luckily mostly going down.
||Lake Bogoria Park
||Wonderful to see the flamingoes. The track in the park was pretty rough. I did loads of pushing
||More rough road with lots of up and down. Tons of pushing
||Good tarmaced road – mostly flat to start with with a couple of steep climbs. As I left Loboi there was a river crossing but it was quite shallow. Then from the junction before Marigat the climb begins – fairly ok gradients with a few steep ramps.
|| Good tarmac. Climbing and more climbing. fabulous views
|| Kerio Valley
|| Fabulous down hill – good tarmac
|| gentle climb to start with following the bottom of the valley. Then the gradients get really steep and after 14 km I stopped a matatu to take me to Lelil Campsite!
|| Climbing until Iten then pretty much down hill all the way to Eldoret
|| Pretty much down hill all the way to Kipkarren. Heavy lorry traffic. be ready to go in the hard shoulder which is not too bad
|| A day of ups and downs. Good road surface and good hard shoulder. Heavy lorry traffic continued
|| Ugandan Border
|| The ups and downs continued on good tarmac and good hardshoulder