Stranraer – Scotland
Best Day’s Cycling – Crossing the Ala Bel Pass in Kyrgyzstan, snow capped mountains, glistening rivers and lakes and golden eagles soaring overhead, spectacular.
Worst Day’s Cycling – Turkmenistan, the push to the Iranian border. On the last day of my 5 day transit visa, I had 120 km to do before the border closed at 4pm, but with the powerful headwind, I could only manage about 15km/hr which was barely enough time to make it. I gave myself a 50/50 chance and pushed as hard as I could…and just made it!
Best Moment – skinny dipping in a freezing mountain river in Kyrgyzstan, at the end of my best day’s cycling, pure freedom.
Worst Moment – Lying in the middle of a 4 lane road in Uzbekistan after doing a superman over the bonnet of a car.
Best Roads – Austria
Worst Roads – Bolivia
Best Drivers – Austrians
Worst Drivers – Uzbeks (see above)
Best Food – Italy
Worst Food – Bolivia
Best (hottest) Girls – Kyrgyzstan
Worst Girls – China
Most Friendly People – Iranians
Least Friendly People – Armenians
Toughest Climb – up to the Meghri pass in Southern Armenia, very steep.
Longest Climb – Peru, the road from Abancay to Nazca, 2 days of non stop ascending.
Funniest Animal – A Peruvian dog wearing an orange long sleeve jumper, the sleeves were dragging behind the poor thing, but it was hilarious!
Best Cycling food – Iranian Dizzy
Most Beautiful Country – Kyrgyzstan
Most Spectacular Scenery – Bolivia, wierd landscapes, salt lakes, sandy deserts, volcanoes etc…
Do you have any more, bests/ worsts for us, add your questions in the comments box below, cheers.