Erenhot, on the Border of China and Mongolia
(with Updates Below)
Here is some basic information to help you follow the route:
- Today’s Race begins at about 0700 China Standard Time, or 4:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time.
- At about 4:00PM PDT, you can follow the live GPS signals from the start of the race and then watch as the signals move progressively along the mapped route. See this link.
- For more comprehensive directions or to follow one of the other 115 specific vehicles, see this link from our previous blog post.
- To view a map of the Peking to Paris Endurance Race progress with daily route updates, go here.
- Local Time in Eastern Mongolia is 16 hours and one day ahead of Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).
- You can be reminded of regular web site updates when a posting appears on our Facebook page.
- The driving Weather Forecast starting from Erenhot near the China/Mongolia border:
And this photo from Katherine confirms what we have often suspected.
Ike Trafton sends a quick update message:
Steve and Katherine are in Ulaan Bataar. Tim Taylor and I were driving from the Chinese border in the #4 Liver Eater to link up with them in order to fix the #1 Revenant. At about 55 miles (90 km) southeast of Ulaan Baatar we stuck a piston and broke a rod. We’re currently awaiting a wrecker. Will send photos and details when I get to the hotel. IKE
Steve and Katherine are waiting at this site in the Mongolian nation’s capital city…
Remember that these two cars are two of the oldest vehicles in the Peking to Paris Endurance Race (the 1915 “The Revenant” is the oldest vehicle entrant and the 1925 “Liver Eater” is the 4th oldest vehicle), so a breakdown is not unexpected. We shall see what they decide to do when we receive Ike’s further update in tomorrow’s installment.