Trip statistics

in Journey to Dakar by on September 20th, 2010

Distance: 12,269km

Time: 1 month 22 days (including 10 days waiting for our bike’s custom clearance in Delhi)

Countries: 13 (India, Pakistan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany!)

Potholes: countless!

Mountain passes: 9 (highest was Khardungla Pass 5,604m)

Flat tires: Front tire – 3 (60km before Khiva, leaving Budapest and entering Vienna); Back tire – 1 (Gulmet along the KKH); Enfield – 1 (in Bilaspur)

Broken bike cables: Enfield throttle cable – 2 (near Bilaspur and near Pang)

Bike rack welding: 3 times (near Pang in India, Islamabad and Besham in Pakistan)

Incidents of crime: Major – thankfully none!; Minor – theft of MJo’s riding gloves by workshop assistant in Samarkhand, Uzbekistan

Injuries: Major – thankfully none!; Minor: Sabby’s sprained ankle in Khiva, Uzbekistan

Photos: over 3,000 (and that’s not counting the roughly 5,000 we deleted!)

Most distance covered in a day: 860km (Kungrad => Beynau => Atyrau)

Longest day on the road: 15 hours (from Khorog to Dushanbe in Tajikistan)

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