A group ride to the much anticipated border. One hour saw us out check out of Uzbekistan and arrive at the Tajikistan border. Last time GB were here it took 8 hours to get through with riders and bikes being strip searched.
This time it was simple. One form, one stamp, a perfunctory search and we were away. Two hours for 15 bikes and the van. Result!
Then a short ride over some of the worse roads so far to Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan. If this ride was anything to go by, Tajikistan is going to be more off- than on-road. And Deefor is going to be eating a lot of dust.