The first part of the journey is the excitement of the preparation, right? Well – a month out and it’s feeling like there has been a little too much excitement and not enough preparation.
Come what may though, on 4th May – Bike (she is yet to be named) and I climb aboard a plane bound for Tashkent.
I head off to meet Adrienne, a friend, cycle tourist and fabulous weaver who will be sharing this journey with me – in what promises to be an epic 100 days through the ‘Stans’! (We are meeting in Seoul then start and finish our ride in Tashkent, Uzbekistan). We have 100 days to pedal a few thousand kilometres across Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan and hopefully Tajikistan too.
So this is my bike – she’s a Vivente World Randoneur Gibb model – I need help naming her – feel free to make suggestions – and the reasoning behind it 🙂
She is of course a lot cleaner and a lot lighter than she will be in the weeks and months ahead.
And this is Adrienne on our first shared adventure, in NZ late last year.
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton ……we look forward to you keeping us company