Team Kiwi rides the world.

Our journey has enriched us. We are blessed We are grateful and humbled   Grateful for each other Grateful to be able to ride around the world Grateful for everyone we met on our journey    Being able to meet the  challenges of an adventure like this requires Being able to Trust each other Being able to show trust in any one we meet    Sensory stimulus is continuous When every sense is activated every day Bringing the thrill of new sensations.   Splendid natural scenery Food that thrills my organoleptic senses Architecture that astounds   When do we ever have time to ponder When are we convinced we are truly loved When do we know we can trust and be trusted?   To rediscover what it feels like to be the ‘other’  In a strange land Where a smile and a wave opens hearts,    What part does kindness play  Respect begets respect Friendships of the moment are profound gifts   The intimacy of spending almost every minute of every day together Creates special demands for each of us. To make it

Almaty, Kazachstan to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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. Meanw