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Turkana, Texas, and Miles to Go Before We Sleep

Since we last updated you a month ago, a lot of great things have been happening. Reg and Erik are on their way to Austin, speaking at SXSW on Friday. If you’re in town, do come by and talk to us. We’ll have some BRCKs with us and will show you how it’s going. You…
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Extending the Rail Lines of Internet Connectivity to the Edges

I gave a talk at PopTech this year on the BRCK and what I think it means for last mile connectivity in Africa. I believe that digitally connecting people and information is the great challenge of ours. Here’s the talk itself: Erik Hersman: BRCK breakthrough from PopTech on Vimeo. Here’s my post on the talk…
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BRCK Eclipse Day 7 – Home Again!

We started out early from Kurungu towards Baragoi, we didn’t have any issues with bandits as there was an increased police presence in the area. It had rained the night before, so the ground for our whole trip was a bit damp, perfect for fast riding. It also created some very waterlogged areas, where we…
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There and Back again.

There and Back from BRCK on Vimeo. A quick sneak peak at our adventures up country thus far.


Eclipse Trip Days 5 & 6 – Many roads and no progress

Yesterday we took off from Sibiloi towards Loiyangalani and then on towards South Horr. Besides a tire puncture along the way for the car, it was nice and easy. We were able to stop and talk about the eclipse with a few eclipse chasers from Spain and they said they got a somewhat clear picture…
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The Hybrid Eclipse, from Sibiloi Kenya

Well, we had a great trek up to northern Kenya, to the shores of Lake Turkana to catch this rare hybrid eclipse (see past posts). However, we had a massive dust and rain storm hit 45 minutes before the event. Unfortunately, those clouds hit the sun just the few minutes before the eclipse. All of…
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BRCK Eclipse trip day 4 – Setting up for the eclipse

6am rolled around and we all jumped up, hungry, but rested. Sunrise was amazing. A beautiful color that shed some light on where we actually were. As I type this, there is a warthog about 20m away to my left, while both greater and lesser flamingos, along with some kind of wild goose, feed 20m…
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BRCK Eclipse Day 3 – night riders

Day 3 started a little late as we had to fix Taylor’s front forks, which had met with an untimely collision with some mud and sand the day before. He rode about 100 kilometers on a skewed front tire, which just made the sand at night a bit harder, so it was a miracle that…
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