And, in just 36 days, she did so and has become the first person in history to cycle the entire length of Namibia’s coastline.
If when you think of Namibia, you envision rattlesnakes, mountain lions, deep sinking sands, and high desert heat, yes, that’s the place. It’s also one of the oldest deserts in the world.
Lucky for us, her monthlong, 1,621km journey cycling through the禁地has been fully documented in “Diamonds in the Sand.”
“See Kate endure some of the most inhospitable terrain and harshest climate on Earth,” teased the series producers. And the constant sandstorms, extreme heat, and extreme headwinds are draining, no doubt. Not to mention encounters with dangerous wildlife.
“This whole thing is a test of the mind,” Leeming commented. The hardest obstacle, in her opinion? The wind. “It’s demoralizing. You can’t control it.”
- AWD driveshaft enabling front-wheel和rear-wheel drive
- VEE Tire Co. 4.8-inch Snow Avalanche tires
- HED Big Deal 85毫米碳纤维轮辋
- SRAM GX 11 cassette
- Ride Mechanic Bike Milk lube
- Selle Italia Diva Gel Flow saddle
- Ergon GP3 grips
- Lazer Genesis helmet
- Giro Terraduro shoes
- Suunto Baro 9 GPS watch
- Julbo Trek sunglasses
- Mont one-person Moondance tent
- Revelate DesignsMountain Feedbag,杰里坎,和Mag-Tankbike bags
- Insta360 ONE X action camera
Leeming’s previous accomplishments include becoming the first person in history to cycle across Africa (from west to east), the first woman to cycle across the new Russia unsupported, and riding 25,000 km through Australia.
Intrigued? The docuseriesaired today on Outside TV. Following episodes will air in April and May, and will run throughout the year.