World Run II / Reports
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Distance today: 48.0 km (Accumulated: 6775.0 km)
Elapsed time: 05:10:19
Country: Middle East
Start 9:02am., at km-marker 750-08/007 on rd. E90.
7c, overcast and l. wind.
Finish 16:25pm. At TSOF Motel on E90. 9c, a few sunbeams after rain and med. wind.
[Sarah reports :-) ]:
Something happened this morning that really made Jesper and I realise that in our lives we take many things for granted: and that by God's grace and protection, we have been able to continue the run until now.
Mid-morning a cyclist from Sydney,Australia rode his bike along side us, sharing stories of his mammoth ride though Asia, India and the middle east. This cyclist, Ben, had such a child-like heart and enthusiasm and by the time we parted ways, it was as if saying goodbye to a true friend and brother. Our joy did not last however... 30 minutes later a motorist informed us that a cyclist from Australia had been hit by a car and was being rushed by ambulance to Ankara. Our australian contactPhil inquired with the Aust. embassy. Several hours later a police officer stopped to inform us that Ben had injuries, but fortunately no head or spinalinjuries. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Ben!
j.o.: Indeed shaking to hear about the accident !! But thanks to Phil for taking quick action (as usual !) and informing the Australian embassy. Ben: if you read this - please dont hesitate to let us know if you need our help, assistance or company !! We are just past Kulu city and can bus-backtrack to you in a few hours :-) My sms/txt nr.: 45 306 376 88. Hope you are Ok mate !!