One inevitable thing when you are riding the length of Africa is sand!
Many motorcyclists dread riding in sand, but with a bit of planning it can be made a lot easier.
Mick McDonald, one of the founders of Compass Expeditions and the expedition leader and Andrew our lead rider know a bit about preparing bikes for all types of terrain. They recommend dropping tyre pressure before you head into sand and re-inflating to road pressure once you return to a solid surface.
The Rocky Creek Designs Pocket Pump has been kept busy on this ride as our 15 adventurous riders move though Egypt and Sudan.
After a visit to the 3,500 year old Jebel Barkel Pyramids in Sudan Mick and our Lead Rider Andrew were happy to have a couple of Pocket pumps on hand to get the bikes back on the road.