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Crack-ups and Capitals

Posted by on Nov 24, 01:59 AM
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‘деньги! деньги!’ … in the unnatural glare, a couple of swarthy thugs walked through the door and began to demand money in Russian…

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Further Escapades in the Stans

Posted by on Nov 13, 11:26 AM
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My plan was this: wait until nightfall when the air is comfortable for cycling, then clobber the entire 200km (125mi) in one go. I had a strong maté at the café and at 9pm hit the road.

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Central Asia's Thirstiest Miles: Cycling the Kazakh Desert

Posted by on Nov 9, 08:48 AM
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Five-hundred kilometers along some of Central Asia’s worst roads—a misnomer—across the Ustyurt Plateau and finally into Uzbekistan’s semi-autonomous Karakalpakstan. The route of choice for those who love endless miles of dusty dry desolation.

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Arrival in Aktau – Intro to 'Outlaw' Hospitality

Posted by on Nov 2, 07:17 AM
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Kazakhstan was going to be great, I thought, as my tires whirred steadily over the smooth pavement and Aktau receded behind me. Little did I know…

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Azerbaijan and On

Posted by on Oct 19, 12:24 AM
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Our onward route took us through the Georgian wine country and along the splendid feet of the High Caucasus Mountains. In Azerbaijan, the road continued to follow this chain of high, green mountains that form a natural border with Russia.

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Georgia and the Caucasus (at last!)

Posted by on Sep 28, 01:20 AM
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“Through the hills, past sublimely-perched monasteries and churches…”

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The Black Sea Road to Georgia

Posted by on Aug 16, 01:17 AM
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It was infernally hot on the inside and the kitchen reeked of stale beer, but it beat any alternative that I could conceive of…

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Ride Statistics

Last Updated: Jun 26, 11:50 AM

  • Odometer: 46,033 km / 28,604 miles
  • Countries Visited: 30
  • Calories Burnt: 2,301,650
  • Near-Death Experiences: 6
  • Times Yogurt Spilled in Bar Bag: 4
  • Times Stolen from: 8
  • Flat Tires: 105

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