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UZBEKISTAN

travelPosted by zebb Mon, June 06, 2011 09:18:00

The road from kazkh to uzbekistan was about 140km of torn up road, sand and gravel , H had a great laugh watching my veriouse fantastic stunts (commonly called nearly falling off) but the good thing was i am now the top kazakhstan off road stunt king ,,,, I ended up changing my tires in the desert not easy in 40c.

crossing in uzbekistan was fairly stright forward if a bit time consuming , once were through it was all desert for about 400km we were trying to make it to Nukus but failed, so spent a very tired night in a farmers field (a hairy thing to do in a police state)

hit Nukus early in the morning and found one of the two hotels you could register in, a few days rest followed and we found some fuel on the black market as all the official stations in this area are closed

Off to Kheva




HOT DESERT ALL THE WAY (cyclists later told us it was 52c)

Khieva is a great old mud brick city, we arrived on the last day off term and all the students were out dancing and singing it was a great time , our hotel is within the walls of the old city itself and has that old silk road feel

From Khieva to Bukhara was a night mare 360km through torn up road and gravel again but some times the only thing holding the potholes together was the pot hole next to it. On one real bad one threw me into the one next to it the size of a moon crater , there was a huge bang as my swinging arm punched a hole straight through the bottom of my pannier burst a 2lt oil can of is bracket and showered by back wheel in oil YES I WAS SHITTING MYSELF AGAIN i thought i had shattered a wheel rim and burst the sump , strange thing was my panners are well clear of the swinging arm ,,,, all good fun in 40+c heat

anyway we got to Bukhara and bumped straight into Tiffany coates
NEXT STOP SAMARQAND

easy ride with some tarmac for a change , found a hotel ok and went for a walk to look at the registan , cannot express how utterly stunning it is to see it for the first time

oh a henrys thumb is quite good to

STUCK IN TASHKENT NOW TRYING TO GET THE HELL OUT OF UZBEKISTAN ,,,, WE CAN SEE THE PAMIER MOUNTAINS


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Posted by Sue Tue, June 07, 2011 16:06:19

Looks and sounds as though you guys are having a great time! xxxx Be safe!

Posted by Dino Mon, June 06, 2011 21:33:37

Oh and I forgot the most important...XXX Dino

Posted by Dino Mon, June 06, 2011 11:09:44

Hey Zebb,

Great pictures and what a trip. Looking forward for the next episode.
Keep on moving and I'll follow the posts.

Dino