Today I feel much better as my body has adapted to the altitude. The road is pretty flat with only a few hills but stays at around 4.000 meters. There are no cars or any sign of civilization while I’m riding past colorful mountains, across huge salt lakes and through deep canyons. At noon I reach the first village, Susque where I get food and water. Now the wind has picked up and comes fiercely from the side. Later I have a long climb that reminds me again how high I am. I reach the peak past sunset and start a long descent from 4.100 meters. The last km are in the dark and I stop in the first village for the night.