6 hours 38 minutes for 360km. About 54kph average. Because I go very fast when I can, I can knock an hour off that. But I stop once an hour to hydrate and take a stimulant (a ciggy works well here), so the 6 1/2 hours was about right.
The traffic was insane as we passed through 2 merged cities, Cuttack and Bhubaneswar, that brought everything to a crawl before, during and after, for 150k’s. Brutal, not fun in the heat. But OK as we never came to a complete stop, other than at lights or traffic cops.
I lost all my day’s video last night. I watched iMovie recognize all the files, then went brain-dead and failed to import them because I was tired. Then cleared the GoPro. No biggee, it was just a mess of chaos anyway. I won’t repeat the mistake.
There are always people checking the bike out. The kid played with the GPS when I was taking this. Indians don’t recognize boundaries at times, which is OK once you know what to except. Like hotel employees taking the bike cover off to have a look when you’re not around, and putting it back tidily as found. This happens all the time because they don’t think it’s weird. So no problem
I changed my mind this morning and took the day to do a couple of things, but also because my room had a bath and my suit needed cleaning. It was gross
(that suit series was a how-to for my more neanderthal long-distance-riding brothers and sisters)
Stories about this area in 2 days.