Despite the not too long a mileage day, it was certainly the toughest days riding yet. I had my first fall off the bike whilst riding...
Another challenge was riding up a steep gravel road with several switch back bends. Not everyone attempted this but those that did were rewarded with an amazing view of the ruins of an old fortress and the mountains in the background.
The road down into the Wakhan Valley had a few paved pats but it was mostly gravel and sand. The scenery was fantastic and I stopped many times for photos.
There was three other occasions today where I thought I was going to come off, twice in the sand and once on a gravel hairpin bend going uphill. Boy was glad when we reached our home stay as I was absolutely cream crackered.
In the evening meeting it was totalled up as 11 drops between everyone that day!