Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Here we go again

We knew the temperatures were going to be high especially during the first 4 to 5 hours until we reached the mountains and higher altitudes. So we left just after sunrise at 6:40 am and fill our camelbacks with cold water. it was 32 deg C. when we started to ride and slowly started to rise by the time it was 11 am it was a nice 45 deg. C and we started to get exhausted. With the mountains in sight we took a break at a small store where we got more water , juice and a block of Ice to put in our water. The block of Ice was big and there was some left over so I decided to fill my pockets with Ice to get me through the heat at least to reach the mountains. Luckily about 20 minutes later the mountains started and the temperatures started to reduce at places it was a nice 33 deg. C. 

We stopped at a rest stop had a cup of coffee and tea , filled up with fuel and continued to Khuromabad getting there around 2 pm . We rested had lunch and prepared for our next days trip to Zanjan which was expected to be at least 7 hours riding.