Day 103. 124km. Khashuri – Tbilisi

Posted: June 3, 2015 in Cycling, Georgia
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We made it! Stage 2 of the bike trip is complete, and what a finale! Bright sun along the valley between the snow-capped small and large Caucasus mountains. A hurricane headwind making a cruising speed on the flat of 10km/h. And 2 flat tyres.

Plains before Tbilisi

Plains before Tbilisi

Photos can be deceiving. They give the landscape a serenity that I didn’t feel – except when I stopped, and looked. What beauty there was around me. The walls of rock in the distance, covered in snow, were spectacular. Cycling into the headwind, I didn’t notice them. My memory is blank between the stops. I was focussing on the next post, and the Chinese language course in my ears.

It was windy

It was windy

It was a rush to cover the 120km to Tbilisi before dark. Short stops to consume as many calories as possible, and then continue. At one stop, the Georgian Easter bunny came early and left a typical Georgian gift on our bikes – alcohol.

The easter bunny has arrived

The easter bunny has arrived

Two stops were to fix a flat tyre.

Flat tyre number 1

Flat tyre number 1

One stop to observe the Love Tourism bus. We saw the Love Tourism bus hotel when we were in Batumi – a city with quite a reputation.

The Love Bus

The Love Bus

One stop to let the donkeys pass.

Donkey rush hour

Donkey rush hour

And some stops to take in the scenery.

Hay petrol station

Hay petrol station

Plains before Tbilisi

Plains before Tbilisi

Comments
  1. Anders says:

    Very exiting to follow you! Really nice film, impressive!!

  2. AndrewGills says:

    Wow! I so need to go to Georgia. Looks amazing despite the wind

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