Cycling World Magazine July 2017 - Page 57

July 2017| 57 the head-man in person. Charlie and hastily volunteered ourselves and we jumped into the back of his car, nervous and unsure of how we should behave in such a setting. Arriving at the head-man s house, we were told to wait in the car. Mr Rahthdkwnake strolled over to a small gazebo supported by tree trunks with a thatched roof on top. A fire was burning in the middle and a handful of children and three women sat around chatting and attending the pots. A while later, we were beckoned out of the car and introduced to the family. We were told the chief would see us soon. Minutes or hours later, who knew at that stage, a man emerged from the main house. There was no mistaking his identity. The ead Man. e was dressed in a brown corduroy acket, black shirt, uorescent yellow gardening gloves, high-vis construction worker trousers and hiking boots. Quite a look. He shook both our hands for a prolonged period of time (apparently a sign of trust and friendship) and spoke to us in Seswana. After some more chat between him and Mr ahthdkwnake, we all drove back to where Theo and Wadi were waiting. Th ”‘•…΅΅…Έ…Ρ‘•Ι•Ύ…Ι½ΥΉ…Ή‰•…ΈΝΑ•…­₯Ήœ)έ₯Ρ „Ν½™ΠΡ½Ή”μΡ‘”Ρ•…‘•ΘΡΙ…ΉΝ±…Ρ₯Ήœ‘₯́ݽɑ̸+Ša]•±½΅”ΡΌ½Υȁ½ΥΉΡΙ䁽˜ ½ΡΝέ…Ή„»Šd+Ša5…䁽‰±•Ν́ε½Τ½Έε½Υȁ©½ΥΙΉ•δΡΌ9…₯Ι½‰€ΈƒŠ`+Šae½Τ‘…Ω”…ΙΙ₯Ω•…Ή‰±•ΝΝ•Ύέ₯Ρ Ι…₯ΈΈe½Τ…Ι”)έ•±½΅”ΡΌΝ±••ΐ₯ΈΡ‘”Ν‘½½°Ρ½Ή₯‘Π»Šd)%Ё݅́„Ω•ΙδΝΑ•₯…°΅½΅•ΉΠ…Ή½Ή”Ρ‘…Ё͑½έ́ё”)₯ΉΙ•‘₯‰±”•Ή•Ι½Ν₯Ρ䁽˜…±°Ρ‘”Α•½Α±”έ—ŠeΩ”½΅”…Ι½ΝΜ)₯ΈM½ΥΡ ™Ι₯„…Ή ½ΡΝέ…Ή„Έ™Ρ•Θ‰•₯ΉœΡ½±‰δ„) Ι₯Ρ₯Ν •αΑ…Ё₯ΈM½ΥΡ ™Ι₯„Ρ‘…ΠƒŠaε½ΧŠeΙ”Ι…ιδΡΌ‰”‘½₯Ήœ)Ρ‘₯ϊd°₯Ё݅́„Ι•…°•Ή‘½ΙΝ•΅•ΉΠ½˜Ρ‘”ΝΑ₯Ι₯Ё½˜έ‘…Ёё₯Μ)ΡΙ₯ΐ₯́…‰½ΥΠΈ)Q‘”έ₯±±₯ΉΉ•Ν́½˜…±°½˜Ρ‘•Ν”Α•½Α±”ΡΌΡ…­”Ρ₯΅”½ΥЁ½˜)Ρ‘•₯ȁ‘…έѼ‘•±ΐ™½Υȁݕ…ΙδΡΙ…Ω•±±•Ί݅́ͽ΅•Ρ‘₯Ήœ)Ι•…±±δΕΥ₯Ρ”ΝΑ•₯…°ΈQ‘₯͕́ΉΝ”½˜•Ή•Ι½Ν₯Ρ䁅Ή)έ₯±±₯ΉΉ•Ν́Ѽ‘•±ΐ½Ρ‘•Ί‘…́‰••ΈΡ‘”½ΉΩ•ΉΡ₯½ΈΙ…Ρ‘•Θ)Ρ‘…ΈΡ‘”•α•ΑΡ₯½ΈΡΌΡ‘”ΙΥ±”½ΈΡ‘₯́ΡΙ₯ΐΈ)QΌ‰Ι₯Ήœ₯Ё‰…¬ΡΌΡ‘₯́₯‘•„½˜Ρ₯΅”₯Έ™Ι₯„°Ρ‘”έ‘½±”)ΑΙ½•Ν́ѽ½¬‰•Ρέ••ΈΡ‘Ι•”…Ή™½Υȁ‘½ΥΊ…Ή…ЁΉΌ)ΝΡ…”έ•Ι”έ”₯Ω•Έ…Ήδ₯Ή‘₯…Ρ₯½Έ½˜‘½ά±½Ήœ₯Ё΅₯‘Π)Ρ…­”Έ9½ΠΡ‘…Ё$έ…́½ΥΉΡ₯Ήœ½Θ…ΉεΡ‘₯ΉŸŠ˜) ½ΡΝέ…Ή„‘…́‰••ΈΙ•…Ё₯Έ±½Ρ́½˜½Ρ‘•Θέ…εΜΈ)Q‘Ι•”‘…έ…Όέ…́„Α•ΙΝ½Ή…°‘₯‘±₯‘Ё™½Θ΅”Έ]…±­₯Ήœ)‘½έΈ„Ν±••ΑδΝΡΙ••Π°₯Έ½Υȁ΅…э‘₯Ήœ Ι…‘½ΑΑ•ΙΜ)Ν‘½ΙΡ́…ΉΑΥ™™„…­•Ρ́½Ι…Ή”°‰±Υ”…Ή‰±…¬Ι•…±±δ)ΕΥ₯Ρ”ΡΙ•Ή‘δ€°„ΥδΝΡ½ΑΑ•‘₯́…ȁ₯ΈΡ‘”΅₯‘‘±”½˜Ρ‘”)Ι½…ΡΌ₯Ή™½Ι΄Ύ½˜½Υȁ₯΅Α•…‰±”ΝΡε±”Έ!”½Ή±Υ‘•)Ρ‘₯́͡…±°…΅•Ό₯Έ½Υȁ±₯ٕ́έ₯Ρ …Έ₯ΉΩ₯Ρ…Ρ₯½ΈΡΌ‘₯Μ)‰Ι½Ρ‘•ΛŠéݕ‘‘₯Ήœ½ΈM…ΡΥΙ‘…丁]”Ι•Ι•Ρ™Υ±±δ‘•±₯Ή•)Ρ‘”₯ΉΩ₯Ρ…Ρ₯½Έ°ΑΥΙ•±δ‰•…ΥΝ”έ—Še±°‰”‰…¬₯ΈΡ‘”Ν…‘‘±”)Ν½΅•έ‘•Ι”½ΈΡ‘”Ι½…ΡΌ-…Ν…Ή”Έ)½ΥΑ±”‘ΥΉ‘Ι•΅•Ρɕ́™ΥΙΡ‘•Θ‘½έΈΡ‘”Ι½…°…™Ρ•Θ)έ—ŠeΝ…₯½Υȁ™…Ι•έ•±±Μ°…Ή½Ρ‘•Θ±…Α½ΑΑ•‘₯́‘•…)½ΥЁ½˜‘₯́…Ι‘•ΈΡΌ‰”΅•Π‰δΡ‘”Ν•ΉΝ½Ι₯…°½Ω•Ι±½…½˜)½Υȁѕ‘Ή₯½±½ΥΙ•…ΙˆΈ!₯́ɕ…Ρ₯½Έέ…́Ѽ‰ΥΙΝЁ₯ΉΡΌ)‘εΝΡ•Ι₯Μ™½Θ…‰½ΥЁ™₯Ω”΅₯ΉΥѕ́…́‘”™½±±½έ•Ύ‘½έΈ)Ρ‘”Ι½……Ё„Ν…™”Ω₯•έ₯Ήœ‘₯ΝΡ…Ή”½˜€ΘΐΑ΄Έ) ½ΉΡ₯ΉΥ₯Ήœ½ΈΡ‘₯́ё•΅”½˜ΥΉ½ΙΡ‘½‘½ΰΝ½₯…°)₯ΉΡ•Ι…Ρ₯½ΉΜ°Ή½Ή”έ…́΅½Ι”ΝΌΡ‘…Έ½Υȁ™₯ΙΝЁΑ½ΙΠ)½˜…±°ΥΑ½Έ…ΙΙ₯Ω…°₯Έ ½ΡΝέ…Ή„θΡ‘”Α•ΡΙ½°ΝΡ…Ρ₯½ΈΈ)Q‘•δΙ”ΝΡΙ…Ή”Α±…•Μ…Ёё”‰•ΝЁ½˜Ρ₯΅•Μέ‘•Ρ‘•Θ)ε½ΧŠeΙ”₯ΈM±½Υ ½Θ5…ΙΡ₯»ŠéΙ₯™Π° ½ΡΝέ…Ή„°ε½Τ•Π„)έ₯±‘±δ•±•Ρ₯Œ‰ΥΉ ½˜Α•½Α±”°₯Ή±Υ‘₯Ήœ™½Υȁ½‘‘‰…±±Μ)…ΑΑ•…Ι₯Ήœ½Έ‰₯ε±•Μέ₯Ρ •Ή½Υ ­₯ЁѼΝΡ…ΙЁ„Ν΅…±°)‘₯ΑΑ䁍½΅΅ΥΉ”Έ)Ήε݅䰁ݔΙ½±±•½ΥЁ½˜Ρ‘₯́Α•ΡΙ½°ΝΡ…Ρ₯½Έ…Έ‘½ΥΘ)±…ѕȁ‘…Ω₯Ήœ΅•Π…Έ%Ι₯Ν ‰±½­”™Ι½΄]₯­±½ά€‘Ρ‘”΅½ΝΠ)‘₯Ι•Π…ΉΉ½Ή‘…±…ΉΠ‘…Ι…Ρ•Θε½ΧŠe±°•Ω•Θ΅••Π€°…Ή„)΅…ΙΙ₯…”ΑΙ½Α½Ν…°‘₯Ι•Ρ•…Ё΅”™Ι½΄„±½Ω•±δ±…‘䁉δ)Ρ‘”Ή…΅”½˜!…ΙΙ丁!½Α”ε½ΧŠeΙ”Ή½ΠΙ•…‘₯ΉœΡ‘₯́…°…Μ)Ρ‘”‘½έΙδ₯́ɕ…±±δΕΥ₯Ρ”ΝΡ••ΐΈ₯Ω”΅”„…±°₯˜ε½Τέ…ΉΠ)ΡΌΡ…±¬Ν‘½ΐ…Ή$…ΈΑΥЁε½Τ₯ΈΡ½Υ έ₯Ρ ‘•ΘΑ•½Α±”Έ)=Ή”½Ρ‘•Θ₯ΉΝ₯‘Ё₯ΉΡΌ½Υȁ‘…₯±δ±₯ٕ́₯́ё…Ё•Ω•Ιε½Ή”)έ…ΉΡ́Ѽ­Ή½άέ‘δέ—ŠeΙ”‘½₯ΉœΡ‘₯́ε±”Έ]‘•Ρ‘•Θ₯Π)‰”!…ΙΙ䁅Ёё”Α•ΡΙ½°ΝΡ…Ρ₯½Έ½ΘΡ‘”Ω…Ι₯½ΎΑ½±₯•΅•Έ°)‰½Ι‘•Θ½™™₯•ΙΜ°Ν‘½Α­••Α•Ί…ΉΙ…Ή‘½΄Α•½Α±”Ν₯ΡΡ₯Ήœ)ΥΉ‘•ΘΡΙ••Μ€Ι­΄•₯Ρ‘•ΘΝ₯‘”½˜„Ω₯±±…”™½ΘΉΌ…ΑΑ…Ι•ΉΠ)Ι•…Ν½ΈΈ)%ӊé₯Ή₯Ρ₯…±±δΕΥ₯Ρ”™ΥΈΡΌ‘…Ω”ΝΌ΅Υ ₯ΉΡ•Ι•ΝЁ₯Έε½Τ)•Ω•Ιεέ‘•Ι”ε½ΤΌ…Ή°₯Έ„έ…䰁ݑ•Έέ”•Π‰…¬ΡΌ)Ρ‘”U,₯Ё΅₯‘Ё‰”„‰₯ЁΝΡΙ…Ή”Ή½ΠΡΌ•ΠΡ‘”…ΡΡ•ΉΡ₯½Έ)έ—ŠeΩ”‰••Έ•ΡΡ₯Ήœ½ΥЁ‘•Ι”Έ)%ЁΥΝΥ…±±δΝΡ…ΙΡ́½ΥЁέ₯Ρ Ν½΅”•α₯Ρ…‰±”ƒŠa‘•±±½ΟŠd…Ή+Ša‘½ίŠé₯Π»Šd)Q‘₯́₯́Νέ₯™Ρ±δ™½±±½έ•‰δ„Ι…Ή”½˜Ι•…Ρ₯½ΉΜΡΌέ‘•Ι”)έ—ŠeΙ”‘•…‘₯Ήœ€‘9…₯Ι½‰€€Έ)Q‘”Ι•…Ρ₯½ΉΜ½˜Α•½Α±”₯ΈM½ΥΡ ™Ι₯„±…ɝ•±δ½ΉΝ₯ΝΡ•)½˜θ)\P„)PPLQ=<(„+Šae½ΧŠe±°‘₯”‡Šd) …ΡΝέ…Ή„°½ΈΡ‘”½Ρ‘•Θ‘…Ή°‘…Ω”„Ν±₯‘ѱ䁱•Ν́‰ΙΥΡ…°)…Ή…±εΝ₯́½˜½ΥȁΙ…ΉΑ±…ΉΜΡΌΙ•… 9…₯Ι½‰€Έ)Q‘•₯ȁɕ…Ρ₯½ΉΜΥΝΥ…±±δ½ΉΝ₯ΝЁ½˜„Ή½Ή‘…±…ΉΠ