It’s been an intense 4 days cycle, 500km from Khartoum to Dongola into whopping 40-50km head-on winds. A nearly impossible cycle. My ass is permanently sore and my quads are twice the size. Camping in an abandoned amusement park overlooking the Nile in Dongola. Very cool little town with everything available along the market street, prescription meds included (no need for a prescription tho) and the people have been very friendly and welcoming.