Terrible day on a record quest. Heavy rain in the morning and we reach the city of Rasht only at noon. Here we need to get money, sim card and a bike repair. Credit cards dont work in Iran so we look to exchange dollars on the black market but as no one speaks english it takes some time similar to the sim card. Finally at the bike shop, the mecha goes for lunch halfway ready with the repair. Its not the best place to be in a hurry. Back on our bikes we take the main road towards Teheran until we find a place at night after only 175 km. Flights from Shiras to Cairo are booked for next Friday, need to speed up across the desert.