A short cut & a Gold mine September 2nd 2014 For run back to Bishkek, had spotted a short cut to Izzyk Kol over mountains, was this a good idea?
Started bit late at 1pm for 150km jolly, nice to start with, but 4 river crossing (wet socks) and topped out on glacial moraine heap at 3800m, generally another good day.
Stopped in another version of Butlins by Issyk kul, a nice salty swim in morning.
Owner told me about the bigg ... 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
Family man, live in Northumberland, with Heather and 3 grown children.
Engineer, design, build and mostly fix machinery, travel worldwide.
Retired Canoe'st, big White water was the thing, Europe every summer, then Norway & Chile!
Motorcycling started with Trials competitions, many years ago, still have TY250 but too little time.
started on road bikes commuting few years ago.
China Jolly started, when Heather bought me the book 'Adventure Motorcycling Handbook' and I've watched too many other people do it, (certain series with two GSs).
So my 50th Birthday present is an expensive luna... full info