Sherif reports that he is now in Cairo [from his facebook page]. Today the world learns that the people forced the Egyptian President out of office. Interesting that all this happened after Sherif began his cycling tour on January 1, 2011. He is now 42 days into that tour. Yes, the events in Egypt have had their effect on his cycling. He enter Cairo Wednesday, 02/09.
Even though the trip has no religious or political view; but the recent events are imposing themselves on it, if I wish it or not.
I’ve been on the road for a month now, a lot has happened since day one. I have been far away from all the incidents but in a way or another I was heading back to them or they’d be chasing me. I haven’t written a lot since I started, but there isn’t much to talk about or discuss… most incidents are merely of interest.
This has been quite a long introduction…
I think this is a cycling tour like no other. Sherif Louis is a brave man to have endured what he has and continued to ride. He says he has unforgettable memories of this revolution and those from people he encountered as he closed on Cairo. I wonder what his thoughts are now that the people’s revolution has had its desired effect. He will comment here soon. Thanks my friend and stay safe. –jim