Day 109. 38km. Shaki – Goris

Posted: June 24, 2015 in Armenia, Cycling
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I slept 11 hours and still felt tired and unmotivated. Am I developing a cold? Our destination today was strategically near, in a nice town, ready for the last two mountain slog days in Armenia. A battle through the roadworks and wind brought us to Goris where we went on a nice wander in the sun.

Goris

Goris

The road made its way up a mini-pass of 2200m (starting at 1800m) through a lot of roadworks. I realised I was not myself when I found myself getting very irritated at trucks booming their horns directly behind me, instructing me to move off in into the roadside sludge so they can pass. This is nothing new, but, it irritated me today.

The road to Goris

The road to Goris

The road to Goris

The road to Goris

I was so glad to roll down the hill into a beautiful valley, with the cute town of Goris nestled at the bottom. The sun came out, and James and I had a wander around, enjoying our half-day off.

The valley surrounding Goris

The valley surrounding Goris

Watching football

Watching football

Car

Car

Shop in Goris

Shop in Goris

Soviet ice cream

Soviet ice cream

Comments
  1. jovialspoon says:

    Wow, some tough looking roads there. You sure earned that ice-cream Comrade!

  2. Yvon says:

    tijd voor een holiday break 😉

  3. AndrewGills says:

    I’ll wave at you from the sky next week when I fly home. I think my flight path goes over the areas where you are cycling. You can enjoy CCCP ice cream while I “enjoy” airline food. Haha

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