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Team Kiwi rides the world.

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Our journey has enriched us. We are blessedWe are grateful and humbledGrateful for each otherGrateful to be able to ride around the worldGrateful for everyone we met on our journey Being able to meet the  challenges of an adventure like this requiresBeing able to Trust each otherBeing able to show trust in any one we meet Sensory stimulus is continuousWhen every sense is activated every dayBringing the thrill of new sensations.Splendid natural sceneryFood that thrills my organoleptic sensesArchitecture that astoundsWhen do we ever have time to ponderWhen are we convinced we are truly lovedWhen do we know we can trust and be trusted?To rediscover what it feels like to be the ‘other’ In a strange landWhere a smile and a wave opens hearts, What part does kindness play Respect begets respectFriendships of the moment are profound giftsThe intimacy of spending almost every minute of every day togetherCreates special demands for each of us. To make it workKindness, respect, forgiveness are fu…

Almaty, Kazachstan to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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We are ready to ride south west to Bishkek  The beginning of stage two of our ride  From Vladivostok to London
We had a wee celebration with Robyn and Mark Tootill KapaiKiwis who are riding from the UK to NZ. They have ridden through the Stans and are heading for China.
We ride south from the hotel Past luxury shops, apartments, the University and  And Bavarian motors and car showrooms
Into the countryside First through market gardens And then through wheat and hay harvesting
A couple of stops for drinks. The Tootills catch up with us at our second stop. It’s a treat to meet someone we know.
We also meet some lovely young women   On a girls’ weekend away To celebrate Zara’s birthday
The road to Bishkek takes a left turn And so do we Through rolling hills and rocky outcrops
To the border crossing Where I break our cardinal rule To stay by my man at border crossings
I went off to the passengers ‘lounge’ A corrugated iron roof offering shade And a 1.5 hour wait at passport control.
Meanwhile Dick and Mark were thr…