Let me underline this over and over again: I am not the author of these photos. My father took them on his group trip to Libya at the beginning of October. He went there with his bicycle in his luggage (I had never seen a bicycle-case before, but he has one! Huge thing! ), and was member of a group of 37. At 75 years of age, he was the oldest member. They went on a tour starting in Tripolis first going west along the coast, then turning inland into a mountain range, alongside that range, back to the coast east of Tripolis and then back into the city. It was a trip of all in all exactly 997 km in temperatures of between 40°C (on the coast) and "only" 32 - 35°C in the mountains at a height of some 600 metres. My father let me choose some that I deemed representative enough for this board of the adventure of going on that trip by bicycle and of the country they were in. He does not know WHICH ones exactly I chose, but he is happy with any. He agrees to my putting them up for all of you to see. He has been to this board before when he was here visiting and knows it, likes it, and was quite impressed with some members' photos here!!! OK, he had someone take this photo, it is HIM, in Libya, for he at least ONCE wanted to also show in his own photos. I want to begin the series with this one, even though chronologically it would belong elsewhere, but this is how he and all the others travelled: Of course they were travelling with more luggage but they did not have to carry all of it, there were several trucks accompanying the group, a water tank, a food truck with some cooks on board and an ambulance are the three that I remember him tell me about. Other group members and some of the accompanying vehicles ... and my dad told me, others also took photos with their light-weight digital cameras WHILE they were cycling, but he could not weild his big SLR around in that situation! So he had to wait for rests to take photos at all. Of course they also went to visit some historic sites that were in their paths, such as these Roman excavations on the coast ... and I so wanted to memorize all the names, but couldn't ... doh! :meh: And this is how they spent the nights. Some had brought tents, but most had to sleep in the open. The matrasses that the organisation team provided them turned out to be child-bed sizes... The following photo was taken on the day they had to climb up the mountain range and had to cover some 300 height metres within this short distance. Phew! I would not be able to do this..... I think I better split the thread here and send the remaining few in another thread... so stay tuned!