Mt. Biking to Adom Falls, Ghana

     I heard there was a mountain biking tour place in Aburi so I had to check this out. There's information online at ghanabike2.com. The shop is located at the entrance to the Aburi Botanical Gardens which is a great place to visit as well. The last part of the ride is at the grand entrance with palm trees on either side of the road. The shop has over a dozen bikes most of which are about 5-10 years old. They have front suspension but the bikes are pretty beat up. Make sure you give them a little test ride before you head out.

     On this day we took the short trip to Adom Falls just on the outskirts of Aburi, Ghana. It took us about 2 hours round trip which included some time to hang out at the falls. It was Sunday, so when we passed through some villages, we rode by some outdoor church services and most people on the roads were either coming or going to service in their church clothes. The ride ended at the trail head where we set out on foot to the falls. Along the short hike, I couldn't stop thinking about the show Lost. We encountered lots of random things in the jungle like a little shack, a random steel tower with support cables and as we got closer to the falls, there were some steep stone stairs that led you down deeper into the thick of things. I kept my eye out for a ventilation shaft for an underground bunker to no avail. Maybe I'll discover something mysterious on the next ride..........

 

     On the way back to Accra, we stopped by Hillburi Hotel for lunch. I have this long standing tradition of eating a burger after a good mt. bike ride with my friend Collin back in Eugene. I had heard that they have a burger named after Obama at this hotel so I had to try it. They have a Hillburi Burger and the Obama Burger. The Obama Burger is basically the Hillburi Burger with cheese. That's actually what it says on the menu. It wasn't bad, the fries were really good. It wasn't quite as good as the greasy burger from Linda's Deli in Lorane, OR but I'll take what I can get here in Ghana. Of course the Obama Burger was about $10. It was a lot more than I would normally pay but how many times can you have lunch named after a US president. The last time I ate something named after a president was at Guerro's Tacos on South Congress called El Presidente. It was named after what President Clinton ate during his visit to Austin. It was a huge meal as you would expect. Anyhow, the service at Hillburi was excellent as you would expect from a place with a $10 burger.

 The Obama Burger at Hillburi Hotel near Aburi, Ghana.

The Obama Burger at Hillburi Hotel near Aburi, Ghana.