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Crimes Against Humanity


A Rıde in Kurdistan

1,377 km (856 miles) over 27 days from April 9, 2011 to May 5, 2011

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Winter touring, Custom bikes, Equipment lists, Expedition touring bikes, Offroad, Road bikes, 2-4 weeks
Locales: Middle East, Iran, Iraq, Europe, Turkey, Van Ili
Year: 2011

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/kurdistan

Copyright © 2011-2014 By Peter Quaife - (contact)

Status: Completed Jul 2011Featured Journal #458
Last update: Friday July 15, 2011 09:12 (US/Pacific) (edited Fri 15 Jul 2011 09:16 (US/Pacific))
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Table of Contents

What`s It All About
Getting to the start

Turkey

Foiled By The Weather
Riding at last
Out of the Snow: Hakkari to Ormanli
Too many hills to Sirnak

Iraq

Into Iraq
Camping at last
Amidayi
A wonderful homestay
To Cholman

Iran

Into Iran and more rain: Cholman to Piranshahr
A bad start but a good ending: Piranshahr to Sardasht
Rain stops play
The army stops play
The sun puts in a rare appearance: Sardasht to camp
30km of roadworks and more rain: Camp to Mariwan
Over the mountains to Howraman and yet more rain
The Cycling Spy: Howraman to Paveh
Paveh to Kermanshah
Rest day in Kermanshah: Don't fly with Gulf Air.
Still in Kermanshah waiting for the rain to stop
On the bus to Esfahan
In Esfahan
Tehran

Oddments

Epilogue: Some thoughts about my trip
My bike: Nerd central
Technology: More nerdy stuff about my fancy new GPS, my Android Phone, my Kindle and others.
Kit list


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