By Hill Ary
After Samburu, I got an emergency, destination Eldoret Consulted Dr Google and showed me 3 routes, I hate highways now So I settled on Nyahururu, Marigat, kabarnet Iten into Eldoret My journey started at around 8, after my host adamantly refusing me to leave at 6, sleepiness and I had not taken tea
I throttled my way to Rumuruti and Nyahururu where I has a fill-up and consulted my maps again. I had passed the junction I was to use to Marigat, road back all the way to Ngarua then use C51.
It was at that moment that I knew I had better just ridden all the way to Nakuru and go on via A104, whatever I encountered on that road was beyond friendly for my moped. The road was good till some point where it abruptly ends and I had to go through dusty murram roads, rocky roads and at one point a flooded section of some lake.
That was where I knew I had lost it and now I was at the mercies of locals, asked about and luckily got some guys riding to Marigat on a BM100, they led me on till the Kabarnet junction and I proceeded from there.
C51 is dirt bike territory with several dry river crossings, fit for use only during the dry weather. A lot of scenic views along the entire route.
I arrived at Eldoret safely, but tired and frustrated over that dirt section, was totally unexpected.
Trail is highly recommended for people with ADV and trail bikes, you can try tackle riding upwards, just be wary that sections have little or no cell reception, kakinuka you're alone