Day 152. 80km. Khorog – Ver

Posted: October 2, 2015 in Cycling, Tajikistan
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One fine morning Happy Dolphin and Barf left Khorog to buy some cheap Chinese tyres and cycle to the roof of the world. Happy Dolphin felt pleased with his new name – the same as his cheap Chinese tyres. Barf had earned the name at 1am at the military base 4 days earlier. After a day of stitching tyres, Pamir stew lunches, and shoulder transport of bicycles over swinging bridges, Happy Dolphin and Barf set up tent in a wolf infested forest under a rock slide.

Barf

Barf

Reece’s stitched up tyre lasted about 40km. When changing to one of his Happy Dolphin cheap Chinese tyres, he spotted a rip and instead put on his other Happy Dolphin. His second Happy Dolphin is still of service.

While sitting in front of a little shop, gulping down a cola, we were invited to tea by the local village German teacher. Tea turned into lunch and a lovely talk with her daughter who dreams of travelling the world.

Dreaming of far-away places

Dreaming of far-away places

The cycle along the valley was stunning. The mountains got bigger and bigger, and the walls of rock higher and higher. The sun was shining, and the wind was gently blow us forward.

Road through the Pamirs

Road through the Pamirs

Towards the Pamir plateau

Towards the Pamir plateau

Our camping spot is across a swinging bridge. The bikes were transported across the bridge on our shoulders, and the bags one by one. A lovely spot.

Bridge to the campsite

Bridge to the campsite

Comments
  1. Yvon says:

    Wow. Incredible. Supermountainweather!! Njoy, probably the best part with stunnings views of your bikingtrip..?!

  2. AndrewGills says:

    Oh new theme. I only just noticed today when I looked on my laptop. Looks swish.

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