Meka’s concluding post

Hey I finished my trip across Kyrgyzstan and China, made home safe and sound and staying here already a few weeks. Numbers are not exact as sometimes in a rain my computer didn’t work, so you have to add another 300-500 km. Last day to Beijing I cycled for 15 hours and made a distance…

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Toktogul to Osh

On the ride from Bishkek to Toktogul Meka’s knee had started to give her some pain as it wasn’t used to being subjected to the sort of exertions that cycle touring can lead to.  As this was the case we decided to stop in Toktogul for a day to let Meka’s knee rest.  There isn’t…

Meka’s post for Bishkek to Tortogul

Because of Mr. Riches who keeps making me write about this trip, here comes another post from me in this blog. As you might already know Mr. Riches speaks two and a half words in Russian and Kyrgyz all together, that’s why he is missing some of the things happening around him. I will write…

Bishkek to Toktogul: in at the deep end

I had originally planned to leave Bishkek on 2 June, this was curtailed by my falling sick almost as soon as I’d written a post saying I was planning on heading off.  Thankfully after spending the next day in bed instead of riding towards China I was ready to depart, better late than never.  Meka…

Leaving Bishkek

Having had the crank arm on my bicycle bent irreparably by a careless Kyrgyz driver (there are few other kinds) I was pleased to be able to get it and the whole crankset replaced with relatively little fuss by Velo Leader a bicycle shop in Bishkek.  Thankfully it wasn’t wildly expensive and cost about GBP…

Banged in Bishkek

Had my first bit of real bad luck on the trip as my bicycle got clipped by a car on a day trip out of Bishkek.  The idiot who did it, clearly didn’t realise that going as fast as possible around a blind bend can lead to you losing control and ending up on the wrong…

Bangkok to Bishkek

Arriving in Bangkok I knew I would have a week before I took my flight back to Central Asia and Bishkek.  I had a list of a few things that I wanted to get done before I left. This included getting my bike fully serviced and boxed and buying a new kindle.  Other than that…