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End year solo ride

Christmas short stories
25 December 2021
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2 January 2022

By Aɭɓɘʀt Aɭɓɘʀt

AMD has been the most influential group for me this year. I joined the group on 14 July 2021. It has been an incredible experience interacting with riders from all niches. I've learned a lot from the group and am also learning more.

Several riders, especially small displacement bike riders on Christmas, proved that no man is limited as they roared their machines across the miles to different parts of Kenya to celebrate Christmas with their beloved ones.

I chose to travel on this last day of 2021 to meet my other family members at the upcountry. I was to travel with my nuclear family, but I surprised them when I told her, "Mtaenda na gari, halafu mimi naenda na pikipiki". They never believed my words.

We woke up today at around 4:30 to get ready for the journey. At exactly 6:30 am, we left. My wife and daughter boarded a bus to town to take a matatu to Kisii as I toll off on the ride. At exactly 7:40 am, I was at Kimende, where I stopped for a few minutes to have a view of the rift valley escarpments.

I proceeded the journey to Naivasha. At 8:30 am, I was in Naivasha town. I decided to halt my journey temporarily to roam the environs of Naivasha. I took a few photos then I proceeded to Nakuru. I arrived at Nakuru town at exactly 10:40 am. I called a friend who resided there, who took me to his house prepared a hunk of white Ugali accompanied with beef and kales. I ate to my satisfaction, confirmed by a burp.


Before I commenced my journey from Nakuru, I remembered that my gas was suddenly cutting off while throttling at high speeds. I went to a mech and told him, check the carb for me as I explained the problem. He opened the carburetor. It had accumulated dust particles which he cleaned off. I proceeded with my journey towards Kericho.


I reached Nyamira at around 3:30 pm. I called my partner, who told me `ndio wamefika Chepilat`, Several kilometers away from Nyamira. I throttled towards Chepilat as I enjoyed the twisties cutting through the tea plantations. I found them safe, we took a few photos and went home. I reached home at around 6:30 pm. Everybody was surprised that I had ridden a motorbike that far

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