From an email I sent out to followers a few days ago, a short retrospective of the past 5 months on the road: Just over a year ago, I took the first pedal strokes of a journey that will eventually cover six continents. I set out to understand what climate change means to people around … Continue reading Milestones.
Baku, Azerbaijan/Bakı, Azərbaycan to Tbilisi, Georgia/თბილისი, საქართველო – 635 km this section (Total Mileage: 9,426 km/40,075 km) Tracing the name Azerbaijan back through history, one arrives at the Old Iranian word Āturpātākān, meaning The Land of Fire. In these lands, oil and gas deposits were known to turn earth to flame. Hindu and Zoroastrian worshipers used oil in sacred rites and channeled gas … Continue reading Azerbaijan, The Land of Fire: 19 Photos From the Road
Hey, Everyone! The posts have been sparse, but what do you expect? I’ve been reading and writing, but most of these past two weeks have been taken up by two of my favorite things: family and plans for ’round-the-world adventures. For those of you just joining us, my name is Forrest Watkins and I’m cycling … Continue reading Help Fill in the Map of the 360 By Bike Silk Road Tour