First proper tailwind since Sahara. I set off before sunrise into a crosswind and constant up and down. Still making good progress and after 100 km the road turns southwest. The wind now blows at full force from behind and I average 35km/h despite constant hills. This is fun, hard to remember when I had such conditions the last time. I ride all day with only 20 minute lunch stop for a quick omelette. I start dreaming about 350km but in the evening there is a long climb of almost 40km. I just make it into Mbeya when it gets dark after 290 km with 2600 meters of climbing. I am now 100 km from Zambia – 11 countries done, 3 to go.