World Run II / Reports
The map shows the position of which the pictures for the day are taken (if any). The start and finish markers are placed at the first and last valid registered position. This is not nessesary the actual start and finish position, if GSM or GPS signals was not available.
Distance today: 40.0 km (Accumulated: 24178.0 km)
Elapsed time: 04:01:14
Start 10:07am, 16c, l. wind, clear. At bl.&white km-marker "km 364" at hwy. 143 to Mendoza. Finish 16:09pm, 27c, m. wind and same. At bl.&white km-marker "km 404" at hwy. 143 to Mendoza.
The world runs are not political - except if experiencing helpfullness and friendship from people no matter which continent or culture can be considered political :-)
I dont have all the details, and I hope you can bear w. me on this exception of making a political comment. It may be offensive or incorrect as things sometimes look different from a tent on the other side of the world !
While struggeling on the last half of todays stage, tiredness having had a firm grip on the run for nearly a week now, then the pace and the temper suddenly picked up at the final kms:
I had just learned that my homecontry, Denmark, along w. the U.k., France and Usa, had begun a military attack on Libya.
This is by no means a defence for the Libyan regime!, but the scenario was all too familiar: a small, weaker contry beeing attacked by a couple of military superior states. Much reminding of scenarios in schoolyards around the world: a smaller pupil beeing beat up by a group of stronger kids. The explanations I am sure are there. But to begin war, is there Any explanation ?
Last time this scenario went down it was "weapons of massdestruction" (Iraq) - which turned out to be there. The contry left in RUINS. Quriously both w. large oilfields..
To see an "honorable" beating once again..