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.
Bishkek/Бишкéк, Kyrgyzstan to Shymkent/Шымкент, Kazakhstan–540 km this section (Total Mileage: 8156 km/40,075 km) Heatstroke to freezing rain in 48 hours. The last six days have driven into my skull, with force and repetition, the importance of water in a water-scarce region. Academics and politicians are fond of saying that water is Kyrgystan’s only natural resource. In reality, … Continue reading Summer in the Valleys of Kyrgyzstan: 13 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