Peri is loaded, everything is where it should be, including me. I switch on my gps tracker and feel my smile widen as I click my shoes into the pedals. I am off- cycling towards the Kyrgyz Uzbek border. It is an immeasurable joy. I am back. Today will be 41C so I’m heading off … Continue reading Full Circle
Four times today I have been pleased to be in a car. 1. Leaving Bishkek - the heat, roadworks and traffic combination - it was 38 plus at least another 5 coming off the broken tarmac. 2. On the very steep sections of the climb up to Tor Ashuu pass (about 4000m) though it was … Continue reading Moments…
Confident I am well on the road to recovery Adrienne has managed to get a ticket from Bishkek to New Zealand. Our last night ... We spend our last evening reminiscing over photos and squeezing in a mini facial. It is a lovely and fitting end to this epic adventure we have had together. We … Continue reading Same roads different wheels
I’m usually pretty up to date with posts pending of course available wifi but this one has been a little slower to write as we’ve been a little consumed. From the hill Tash Rabat - the mountains, luminescent green hills, close your eyes and find yourself in this valley. From the hill you can see … Continue reading Luck 🍀 redefined….
The generosity and warmth of the people of this region has been overwhelming - mostly that has been good, but something not good has happened, we have come to expect it! In the midst of being really appreciative, of not believing just how lucky we are, of continually being amazed at the breadth and depth … Continue reading Heartfelt or not …
Reluctant arrival (as with almost every city entry) very quickly becomes joyous immersion. Karakol is my kind of town. It’s small, old worldly presentation but modern as well - probably reflective of its increasing emergence as a place to be. Tourism is growing and buildings are rising like mushrooms in the forest. While there are … Continue reading Food and Water
Time is what we have lots of and not enough of. Thirty days to ride across a country - to have side adventures, to mountains, to lakes, to canyons (to allow for bike repairs,) - perhaps it sounds like a lot but even on my most creative days in maths class - I would have … Continue reading A different world