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Day 21 Restart of the journey

Jul 18

Written by: Ilpo Juvander
7/18/2010 12:30 AM  RssIcon

Day started early, I had clock waking me up at 05:00, quick shower and off I go. Anne was still almost sleeping…

At 06:05 I had everything on the bike and engine running. Plan was to drive as close to Iran border as possible using D-400 road.

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Beginning was the same as before towards Antalya, after that excellent highway but then road started going around some mountains and mileage stopped running. It was soon pretty clear that I could not drive the 1600km to the border, but something less than that.

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At some point I hit even bigger highway, some 450km excellent driving at 130km/h so that took me a bit further.j

At end of day I had driven 1062km in 14 hours, not that bad. Decided to take an early night when darkness arrived, found hotel just as ordered.

I still have some driving to do Team 1 & Team 2 are already very close to each other:

Distance between Team 1 & 2: 553 km
Distance between Team 1 & 3: 3325 km
Distance between Team 2 & 3: 2960 km

Above can be seen in http://www.juvander.fi/FIN2PAMIR.

This was the route:

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Whole route looks now like this

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5924km in total. And actually some extra as I visited Antalya to get my bike service.

My family is now back in Espoo, Finland. Arrived a bit late due to issues with the plane. But anyway are now safely back home.

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