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Watch Noraly from ItchyBoots.com Ride through Kyrgyzstan as She Makes Her Way Around The World on a Royal Enfield Himalayan

In the previous post about Noraly from ItchyBoots.com we followed her quick ride through Tajikistan.

With this series of videos we follow her through Kyrgyzstan.

Ep. 79 – Crossing into Kyrgyzstan
Reaching 4700 metres across some awful roads makes for an interesting ride.

Ep. 80 – Riding to Osh
Noraly welcomes the warmer weather at 1000 metres.

Watch Noraly from ItchyBoots.com on her Ride through the Tajikistan as She Makes Her Way Around The World on a Royal Enfield Himalayan

After Uzbekistan, we catch up with Noraly in Tajikistan.

Ep. 71 – Crossing into Tajikistan

Ep. 72 – Riding through the mountains to Dushanbe

Ep. 73 – Riding towards the Afghanistan border

Ep. 74 – Riding along the Afghanistan border

Ep. 75 – Riding from Khorog to Ishkashim in the Wakhan Valley

Ep. 76 – Ishkashim towards the Bibi Fatima Hot Springs

Ep. 77 – Riding remote rough roads from the Wakhan Valley to Highway M41, the Pamir Highway and onto Alichur

Ep. 78 – Noraly rides from Alichur, to Murghab, to Karakul, over Ak Baital Pass at 4655 metres, in cold weather, on poor quality fuel.

Ep. 79 – Noraly barely reaches the Kyrgyzstan border

Onto Kyrgyzstan …

Why bother leaving the house?

In this inspirational TED Talk, adventurer and explorer Ben Saunders motivates us to get outside more. Not because it’s always comfortable, pleasant, and happy, but because that’s where the meat of life is, “the juice that we can suck out of our hours and days.”

Watch Noraly from ItchyBoots.com on her Ride through the Uzbekistan as She Makes Her Way Around The World on a Royal Enfield Himalayan

After a quick 3-day ride through Turkmenistan, Noraly heads into Uzbekistan.

Ep. 67 – Noraly heads to the Uzbekistan border

Ep. 68 – From Nukus to Khiva

Ep. 69 – Khiva to Bukhara
The fuel quality in Uzbekistan is not the greatest. And the Royal Enfield is feeling it.

Ep. 70 – Bukhara to Samarkand in search of motorcycle engine oil

Onto Tajikistan …

One Man’s Epic Six-Month Adventure Across the Pacific Crest Trail

James Gabriel Martin writing in Lonely Plant:

The Pacific Crest Trail is a remarkable 2650-mile walking route from Mexico to Canada that passes through California, Oregon and Washington. A National Scenic Trail, it includes stunning deserts, shady woodlands, volcanic peaks and breath-taking views of the glaciated tips of the Sierra Nevada. The sheer size of the trail means that some hikers only do a portion of it, while others choose to take it in sections according to the season. Photographer and creative director Tim Voors decided to undertake the whole thing at once, documenting the exciting journey in a new book that has just been published.

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“I was inspired by the thought of being totally alone. At 43 years-old I had rarely been by myself for longer than 12 or 24 hours. There’s simply always people around, be it family, colleagues or friends. It took quite some time to get used to sleeping totally alone under the stars without a soul around for miles. Of course I met lots of people, which was fun and inspirational, but for the most part I hiked alone during the day for six months from Mexico to Canada,” Tim told Lonely Planet Travel News.

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Colin O’Brady Interviewed on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast

From YouTube:

Colin O’Brady is a professional endurance athlete, motivational speaker and adventurer. He is a three-time world record holder, and just became the first person in the world to travel across Antarctica unassisted. In 2016 he set the Explorers Grand Slam and Seven Summits speed records.

10 Years After He Started, Norman Surplus Has Begun His Last Leg of His Around-the-World Journey in his Autogyro

norman surplus in his gyrocopter

From the BBC:

Nearly 10 years after he first began his mission, it was fitting that Norman Surplus left from his home town of Larne.

Mr Surplus will fly across Russia and complete what would be the first circumnavigation of the world in an autogyro.

On Monday, he took to the skies.

In August 2015, when he landed back in Larne, he set the record for single-handedly piloting his autogyro across the Atlantic Ocean.

He had previously flown across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America.

However, due to flight path restrictions imposed by Russia he was not able to fly across that country and complete the circumnavigation of the world.

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The Guardian – 2015 article: Around the world in an autogyro: cancer survivor attempts a global first

Heidi Hetzer: I do not live anymore, but I lived

Heidi Hetzer, the Berlin businesswoman whose later-in-life decision to drive around the world in an American vintage car won her many international fans, has died. Born June 20, 1937, she died at the age of 81 on April 23, 2019.

Hetzer was a mechanic took over the family business in 1969 and turned it into one of Berlin’s largest auto repair chains.

In 2014, at the age of 76, Hetzer started the ultimate road trip, a world tour in her 1930’s Hudson Greater Eight, which she called Hudo. She documented her journey on Instagram and returned home to Germany in 2017.

Her last Instagram post translates: I do not live anymore, but I lived

 

 

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Here’s a CBC story about Heidi Hetzer from 2015, when she and Hudo were in Canada.

Watch Noraly from ItchyBoots.com on her Quick Ride through the Turkmenistan as She Makes Her Way Around The World on a Royal Enfield Himalayan

We last saw Noraly in Iran.

Find out why Noraly needs to flashes through Turkmenistan.

Ep. 65 – Noraly picks up her visa for Turkmenistan in Mashad and heads for the border

Ep. 66 – Noraly visits Darvasa and the Gateway to Hell

Ep. 67 – Noraly heads to the Uzbekistan border

Onto Uzbekistan…

Meet Michael Inuarak, the young musher, as he prepares to take part in the annual Nunavut Quest

For the past weeks, 22-year-old Michael Inuarak has been preparing for the gruelling, annual weeklong Nunavut Quest traditional dog sled race where competitors traverse an unforgiving sea of ice and tundra.

This year, the race starts in Inuarak’s hometown of Pond Inlet and ends more than 300 kilometres away in Arctic Bay.

Kieran Oudshoorn, writing for the CBC:

“I love the race. It’s a very exciting time,” said Inuarak.

“There was one time when my dogs were running after a polar bear and I had no rifle. So I was sweating and trying to avoid the polar bear as much as I can.”

The last three times Inuarak participated in the Quest, he placed third — an impressive feat for such a young musher.

Inuarak is proud of how well he did, but hopes he will do better this year.

“I’m not worried. I’m just a bit nervous because of all the fast racers who are going to be ahead of me. And I’m not using as [many] dogs as I normally do.”

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