Meneghina Express’ numbers:

12379 Kilometers in 44 days

350 hours riding

297 batteries recharged

12 countries

4500Kg Co2 reduced vs. gas

Day 27 - Kazakhstan flag - July 6

Damiano: new entry in the Meneghina's team

Yesterday we arrived to Atbasar around midnight, and this morning at 6 am we were already operative. First commitment of the day: repair the puncture of Valerio's motorbike! After fine tuning the motorbike and charging on the batteries, we travel towards Kostanay. 500 km of paved road without potholes, but chock full of trucks. And this is, in fact, the only road gone through by trucks coming from the south of Kazhakstan in order to supply of fruits and vegetables the Russia.

After a few kilometers we stopped by a farmer who tells us being that an area cultivated with grain, in fact for dozens of kilometers we encounter cultivated fields and occasionally huge silos for stowing grains. Around 11.30 we stop on the bed of a dry river for charging on the batteries and take the opportunity for a nap in the shade of a tree.

At last the rain of recent days has left space to a warm and pleasant sun. After further 180 km. we stop in a rest stop, full of trucks. So, we take advantage for a snack in base of Sansay, roulade with meat and kazhaki onions. Meanwhile, Flavio, who has accompanied Mirco to the Astana airport and at the same time has welcomed Damiano that will replace him, is reaching us on board of the second pick-up. At 9 pm we finally arrive to Kostanay ready for another busy day, in fact we hope to leave early tomorrow, we want at any cost to make up for delay and go away from the Kazhakstan, as planned on July 11.

Path traveled today