14 juin 2008

Desert ride

We left wednesday morning for a 2-day ride to Shiraz  - 470 km in the first humid and then dry desert! The ride was hot but the landscapes breathtaking (sorry didn't take much pics that day!) : we crossed mountains, valleys, mountains, valleys, oasis, etc...

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My bike (I am calling it more and more 'titine'- a very affectous french name for a vehicle) started to behave badly after 250 kms. The sound of the engine was not reassuring and I thought I would not make it to Shiraz with titine : I was already picturing the end of of the trip because I was moving in an upward slope at 20 km/hour, very depressing indeed! Tried to change the spark plug as I felt the problem was coming from the carburator (that we cleaned before departure of the trip) and the acceleration. Didn't help much... We finished the last 250 km to Shiraz at an average speed of 30 km/hour (average speed with our boullettes is about 50 to 60 km/hour normally).

We found a new garagist friend in Shiraz named Iman : after cleaning again the carburator, changing the oil, the sparkplug (again!), the bike worked perfectly for another day but on my way to Persepolis this morning, on the first slope the bike broke down again...So, back to Iman who finally found the real problem : the jigslaw in the carburator had to be replaced. Now Titine is fine and ready...well, Inshallah again!

The Shiraz garage team and me:

Posté par Leboogieman à 18:00 - - Commentaires [2] - Permalien [#]

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    My feeling is that over the next two months you gonna make lots of new mecanician (the english for Garagiste) friends, and help lots of mecanician's kids go to university!
    May Matzu, goddess of the sea, and benefactor of the Taoist world, bless your road. Same for the God of Xhinzu which i specially went to pray this afternoon (and threw an incense stick in the furnace in your honor).

    Posté par Edouard, 14 juin 2008 à 21:01 | | Répondre
  • on the road again

    bonne route pour Yarz, et merci de nous faire vivre votre voyage par procuration.

    2 questions :
    - combien coute 1 litre d'essence ? (à ce prix là, Adrien pourrait en envoyer 1000 litres pour la fétes des pères).
    - comment dit'on Garagiste en Iranien ? (question Facile)

    Take it easy.

    Posté par adrifather, 15 juin 2008 à 21:55 | | Répondre
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