It took us longer to get the tyres fitted than we had hoped, the night before the owner had said 9am but then today told us 12 however once fitted we set off for the legendary Pamir highway. We hadnt even got to the bit of the road where it gets bad and I (Jamie) got pulled over for speeding. Through broken english, a small game of pictionary and charades the officer told me i was going 67kph in a 60 zone.
I don't mean to sound bitter about it all but im pretty certain the speed gun was fixed. I was driving behind Team Rainbow Dash who were doing less than 60kph so there was no way i could of been doing over the limit however since i couldn't speak to local language i was stuck with the speeding offence which i am glad to say is the first one since i passed my driving test.
The officer duly informed me he wanted $50 for the offence and after unsuccessfully haggling with him i paid the fine which was obviously a bribe as no paperwork was filled out we were on our way again.
We spent the next 6 hours driving on the worst road so far and its this road that is famous for killing cars on the rally, however the views are incredible. We drove until about 8.00pm and after a police checkpoint pitched our tents to stay the night.
That night we watched the sun go down and eat by the illumination of a star filled sky that clear we could even see the milky way. We sat in awe and even got to see some meteors as i believe there was a big shower of them.