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Hunted from wild dog

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Today we exchange trailers to find out why my accumulator consumption is approx. 15% higher than that of Tanja. I cannot imagine that our dog Ajaci with his trailer weighs so much more than our trailer with the “equipment box”, but who knows at least after 30 km we will know more about it. We just left the village behind us it goes up to 1,100 m. We give our dog a run beside my bike, because of the traffic a dangerous undertaking.Ajaci is not yet used to run always right beside the bike and likes to jump from time to time on the side of the street. We shout “No” I brake the heavy bike and order him to run on the right side. It costs a lot of concentration to pay attention on the dog and the driving past cars, besides I have to steer my heavy loaded bicycle over partly completely destroyed asphalt. So Ajaci is allowed for the first time on this trip to run beside the bike for approx. eight kilometres. Before the traffic was too heavy or other conditions did not make it possibly for our dog to run beside the bike. Although I drive today the “equipment box” which is not as heavy as the dog trailer my accumulator is already after 20 km empty, because of the strong gradient and the dog training, while Tanja still has energy in the accumulator. No miracle, because Tanja`s trailer was empty for eight kilometres because Ajaci had a run beside the bike. To find out the right result the dog must be in the trailer. Shortly before our today`s destination goal after 30 other kilometres Tanja`s accumulator is empty during I still own energy for five more kilometres.It is the trailer weight. Ajaci`s trailer is obviously much more heavy than the “equipment box“, I consider and calculating the weight once more.The bag on the roof bearer weighs definitely 20 kg. Ajaci approx. 33 kg. The trailer with rebuild approx. 16 kg. The Goal Zero battery, the Bosch accumulator and dog food approx. 10 kg and three Nomad 20 Solar cells approx. 3.5 kg. All in all, about 80 kg. This is a lot. Think the “equipment box” has good 20 to 25 kg less. That means my bicycle technology is in order and working well and I have also not stepped less in the pedals than Tanja, I tease her and I am glad to know to have eliminated a supposed source of error.

With 30 degrees in shade and many mountains till about 1,100 m height it is a strenuous and hot day. On a pass height, we take a break. Many cars and trucks roar past, also 20 old-timers from France on the way from Paris to Hong Kong. They travel with a tow truck and service vehicle. Almost all passengers of the old-timers Rally stretch their cameras out from the window to take photos and film from our bicycles. We wave to them and rise again in the saddles to enjoy the down hill ride.I follow Tanja as two gigantic, aggressive dogs barking about an embankment towards myself rush. Because at the moment we roll down the mountain with approx. 35 km/h I am not to much worried to be got by them. Then they get closer to me awfully fast. Because Tanja is directly before me and gets obviously nothing of the running dog danger, I cannot accelerate. “Faster! Go faster!”, I roar from body forces against the journey wind as one of the beasts is briefly before to bite me in the calf. Tanja reacts like lightning and accelerates her bike on 50 km/h. I follow wildly kicking my pedals and change in gear 14. Immediately we win distance of the two hunters obviously having fun to chase defenceless cyclists. Because Tanja was bitten during our last Mongolia expedition twice by dogs and we have made a lot of experience with the Mongolian sheepdogs in the course of our stay in the country, we know such attacks nastily. I am really glad that the dogs attacked us just as we went downhill. I would not like to think at all about it if such beasts attack during a drive up the mountain.

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Date:
06.08.2015 to 07.8.2015

Day: 39 to 40

Country:
Mongolia

Latitude N:
48°31’20.1’’

Longitude E:
106°03’050.4’’

Daily kilometer:
50

Total kilometer:
8.443

The crow:
43

Average speed:
18,3 km/h

Maximum speed:
52 km/h

Driving time:
2:42

Ground quality:
partially
bad asphalt

Maximum height:
1280 Meter

Sunrise:
06:36 a.m.

Sunset:
21:27 p.m.

Temperature day max:
30 °C

Temperature night:
10 Grad

Depature time:
9:10 a.m.

Arrival time:
01:30 p.m.

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