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Published: September 8th 2016
TEHRAN to TAKESTAN 8 September, 2016. Stage 93
56.17 Kms SubT. Kms 1893.17 kms . Road Condition: Rough 50% due to Road construction. Balance okWeather: BLUE SKY MILD 25c Time in Saddle: 2:22:14.
Av Speed: av. 23.7 kph. Av Cadence. 74 RpmElevation: 500 m up; 150 m down
Calories burned : > 4500
After 3 nights we departed Tehran by bus due to the manic traffic and convoluted highways and freeways. We drove about 130 kms, 80 kms of which was still within Greater Tehran! 15 million people need room. A huge amount of construction was passed, multi highrise developments that look like public housing. No grass. Even the train carriages are double stories. Past the airport name after A. Khomeini.
Tehran surrounded by naked hills, which in winter are snow covered, apparently the skiing is good and locally popular.
The people are friendly and welcoming. Perhaps more so than Any other country on route. They are also exceedingly polite.
The ride was hectic at times due to new road construction, riding down highway on the wrong side into facing traffic, not a lot of fun, but was the only option. Camp is in the grounds of a basic hotel, dusty and very windy. Every flap is locked down tight, or it currently seems so!!
Tot: 4.192s; Tpl: 0.038s; cc: 10; qc: 59; dbt: 0.0449s; 3; m:saturn w:www (188.8.131.52); sld: 1;
; mem: 1.3mb