Cairo to Cape via bike

A professor at the U of MN is biking riding across Africa from Cairo to Cape Town.  I have always wanted to travel from Cape to Cairo (Grogan and many others have done the route since), but not walking or biking. A nice 4×4 would do for the 11,000 odd miles.

Anyways, Dr Paul Porter is biking with a group of about 50 people, is offering a class at the U at the same time and also blogging!

Checkout his blog at: http://paulporter.wordpress.com/

Here is the blurb the U released:

Paul Porter, a professor in the department of agronomy and plant genetics at the University of Minnesota will be teaching a class at the U while traveling by bicycle through ten African countries — starting in Cairo, Egypt and ending in Cape Town, South Africa from Jan. 10 through May 9.

http://www1.umn.edu/urelate/newsservice/NS_details.php?release=081217_3859&page=NS

Here is also a list of the other racers:

http://www.tourdafrique.com/tourdafrique/profiles

Good luck Dr. Paul!