Paris-Pekin in Kyrgyzstan July 9th 2008 Friday 6 June - Bishkek to Kemin (1123m), 108 km
A flat road today, gently rising 500m in al. I managed to keep up with the Reds for 80 km but then got tired and slowed down. There was a following wind in the morning, but later it turned round into a srong headwind. It was a cloudy day, very grey over the mountains, and we feared we would have rain, but didn’t.
Arrived at our schoo ... read more
Asia » Kyrgyzstan » Karakol A Central Asian country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions, Kyrgyzstan was annexed by Russia in 1864; it achieved independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Nation-wide demonstrations in the spring of 2005 resulted in the oust... ... read more
Finally retired in January 2008 and in March set off on a cycle trip from Paris to Beijing, run by the French national cycle touring organisation, arriving on 3 August. I moved from Essex to Kent just before departing on the big ride and am getting used to country life. ... full info