Pamir Highway so farĀ 

Hi, his daughter Jessie is posting these. Thank you all for following my papasmurf. I am so proud of him & his achievements, he is very hot and bothered but absolutely loving it! These photos really do paint a thousands words!!! XXX Advertisements

The Awesome roof of the world.THE PAMIRS

Well folks it’s been eight hard days of cycling in the parmir mountains. This has been mainly due to the state of roads .Bye far the worst I have ever encountered.So far I have had five punctures and a broken back rack.The rack completely snapped on the rear bottom bracket.I was very lucky that I…

The pamir highway.A long time ambition.

And so the day has nearly arrived to tackle the second highest highway in the world over the second highest mountain range in the world.This will take me up to a lung squeezing attitude of over 4200 meters.With 50% less oxygen than I have been used to I can see this been a bit of…

A dear passage.

And so the deserts and heat continue.But at last I get my first registration ,and although it is a day late I can rest my mind a little.My hotel ,although looking good from the outside it is a whole different story on the inside.The place is a fleapit.no warm water for a shower with the…

Hot hot and hotter

And so the desert adventure continues..Well after missing my train due to cargo restrictions.They would not take my cycle and no bribe was going to get me and the steed on the train.So there I was in Beyneu station at 2.15 am with no digs and no carriage. So I had no choice but to…

Nectar.mmmmm

One can only wait till we meet again..oh how I miss you.hey but for now a 60p pint will wash away the blues

A route to far,,sorry a visa cock up

So my route through the stans is clear and my desert adventures continue.I have nothing that endears me to Kazakhstan at all.A very soviet post war country.lots of oil and mineral deposits but a very poverty racked country on the whole. But once again the people are friendly and always want to chat and know…

Bye Baku,hello hell.

Hi folks.So I arrive in Baku on the Sunday,so I can be at the Uzbekistan embassy first thing Monday morning for another visa..this is a date specific visa ,which I hope to get my dates changed from my letter to invitation..If not I will be stuck in Baku for 8 to 10 days. So a…