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This morning I lost the bike in deep sand, it was fairly early on the day. It wasn’t a high speed event, but I got my right foot trapped under the pannier. It twisted through 180°, putting a lot of strain on my hip, knee and ankle. Nothing broken, so after a 10 minute breather there was nothing to do but very back on the horse.

It doesn’t do your confidence much good, but over the day I felt it slowly returning. I’ve kept everything moving but things have stiffened up this evening, is always the way. I’ll see how I am in the morning.

We still made 200km today, which is good going. The scenery is still epic and Mongolia remains a highlight of the trip so far, but I’ll be glad to get back onto a proper road! I can always get up in the morning and say…..

Feck this, I’m going home!

About Sophie Whiptank - aka Bart

I'm just a bloke doing some stuff, the more interesting bits I post on my blog. Scroll down far enough and you'll see me riding from Melbourne Australia to Birmingham, England in 2014. But now I'm working on another project, a single cylinder motorbike engine at 2750cc!

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