Day 102. 88km. Meore Obcha – Khashuri

Posted: May 30, 2015 in Cycling, Georgia
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The sun was ‘a shining and the wind was ‘a blowing . The snow-capped mountains were our spectacular horizon companion in the morning and the evening. In between, we slogged into the wind over a 920m pass. Our tents are erected for the evening on the grass in the Coliseum-like sport stadium in Khashuri.

Early morning mountains

Early morning mountains

I am now the proud owner of a bike with new brake-pads. I have proved that my bike maintenance skills extend beyond changing a flat tyre. After reading horror stories of people coming down high passes in the rain without being able to stop, I thought, take the time to change the pads that were passed their prime.

I knew the climb was over 50km, and would rise to almost 1000m. The fierce headwind got to me, and I was exhausted, even before the climb had started in earnest. Sometime knowing what is ahead is more of a hindrance than a help.

Village shop

Village shop

On the way up we passed numerous stalls selling pottery and statues of leopards. On the way down we passed numerous stalls selling a kind of raisin bread, and the pottery moulds used to bake them.

Georgian sweet bread

Georgian sweet bread

The descent into Khashuri was lovely, overlooking the valley with the high, snow capped mountains as a backdrop.

View over Khushuri

View over Khushuri

Church near Khashuri

Church near Khashuri

We have created some interest setting up our tent in the sport stadium. The rugby team was practicing, then the young kids played soccer. A group of girls then dropped by and screamed. I’m sure we are featuring on Facebook (assuming the landline internet is better than the mobile internet).. ☺

Cooking at the stadium

Cooking at the stadium

Comments
  1. ton smeets says:

    Hi Friends
    Every day nice strories I like it very much. Thank you.
    And I also enlarge every photo because they are very good and sharp an than you see much more in the details. I also look on the map where you are and where you are going. What is the next country Azerbaijan and then Iran or do you have other pans ?
    Keep on going !!
    Ton

  2. hanna shirazi says:

    Nice to hear that you are coming to iran 🙂 if you need any help or information send me a message on my face book page 🙂 have a nice trip,

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