Descending from the Baralacha La pass in India from Paul Jeurissen’s blog.
Photo from Cass Gilbert’s Peruvian expedition.
From Isabelle et le vélo.
Highlights from the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route
The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route crisscrosses the Continental Divide of the Americas from north to south travelling from Roosville, Montana to Antelope Wells, New Mexico.
over the course of 4000 kilometres. This route is defined by the word “remote.” Its remoteness equates with spectacular terrain and scenery. The entire route is basically dirt-road and mountain-pass riding every day. In total, it has over 200,000 feet of elevation gain. Find out more about the route over at the Adventure Cycling Association.
Photo taken from Cass Gilbert and Kurt Sandiforth’s trip from Huaraz to Oyon in Peru. More photos and can be found over on While Out Riding.
In summer 2011, Outdoor Research athlete Kyle Dempster took off on his bike across Kyrgyzstan with a couple mostly-accurate maps, a trailer full of climbing gear, and a vocabulary of 10 Kyrgyz words. He spent two months pedaling and pushing the bike more than 1200 km on roads of variable states of neglect, wading through wild rivers, dealing with corrupt military checkpoint staff, and soloing a handful of unclimbed alpine rock and mixed routes. He recorded the journey, his camera his only partner, friend, and sometimes the only receiving end of his conversations for days at a time.
Thanks to CyclingTips for the heads up.
Photo taken from Cass Gilbert’s trip to the Cordillera Huayhuash Range in Peru. His blog is a great one to follow if you’re looking for inspiration when it comes to travelling by bike to far off parts.