Peking to Paris – Gobi Desert and “Rest” day

The last 2 days were spent racing thru the Gobi desert. Every day there were 2 or 3 “time trails”, which represent the true racing aspect of the event. We are starting to do very well in these, and it is quite exillarating. The car continues to behave better and better, probably because we starting to know it better. All kinds of things are coming off though, because of all the ratteling and shaking. We have to stop several times per day to tighten various parts, headlights, steering column etc.
Today was a “rest day”, spent mostly working on the car, greasing it, adjusting the brakes, increasing the size of the axel stop, so the tires won’t hit the fenders in the big bumps. We also shed some weight, since we packed too much spare parts and luggage. Next up is a week long trip thru Northern Mongolia, were we will camp every night. It looks like it is going to be a little colder, but the food in camp is incredible ! Pictures will be on the site soon.
September 14th, 2010
Day1and2-067-300x225The last 2 days were spent racing thru the Gobi desert. Every day there were 2 or 3 “time trails”, which represent the true racing aspect of the event. We are starting to do very well in these, and it is quite exillarating. The car continues to behave better and better, probably because we starting to know it better. All kinds of things are coming off though, because of all the ratteling and shaking. We have to stop several times per day to tighten various parts, headlights, steering column etc.
Today was a “rest day”, spent mostly working on the car, greasing it, adjusting the brakes, increasing the size of the axel stop, so the tires won’t hit the fenders in the big bumps. We also shed some weight, since we packed too much spare parts and luggage. Next up is a week long trip thru Northern Mongolia, were we will camp every night. It looks like it is going to be a little colder, but the food in camp is incredible ! Pictures will be on the site soon.

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