KYRGYZSTAN TRAVEL DIARY – DAY 5 (ON OUR WAY TO OSH –THE CYCLIST AND OTHER THINGS)

by Antonio Gil January. 11, 2017 1628 views


♫♫ Cycling Motivation 'Revenge of the Fallen' ♫♫

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A Cyclist's Plight

a poem by Ace Malarky

Deep fried asphalt crawls beneath my wheels as I pedal on,

pursued by buzzing flies

and salty drops of sunscreen sweat sting my squinting eyes.

Caffeine coursing through my corporal chassis fuels my weary

legs

and mutes the screaming mind that wants the same respite for

which my human vessel begs.

Be the road before me treacherous, the hills before me steep,

God heals my aching body every night with fitful sleep.


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Marilyn Grimble 2 years, 11 months ago

Goodness me! That's bravery for you! Love the little one! Mxx

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Antonio Gil Replied to Marilyn Grimble 2 years, 11 months ago

They have these WCs scattered all over the places. :-)

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Aniket Pant 2 years, 11 months ago

Love the lighting in no. 4! Nice poem. Resonated with the cyclist in me!

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Aniket Pant 2 years, 11 months ago

So glad it did :-)) Thanks Aniket

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Amy Daniels 2 years, 11 months ago

Deep fried asphalt. What a great start. I hope you are enjoying the mountains as much as we are enjoying the photos

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Amy Daniels 2 years, 11 months ago

I did enjoy them. I've already returned home :-)

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Amy Daniels Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 11 months ago

😊

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 2 years, 11 months ago

WOW but think I'll stick to the cycle paths!!!! love the child's face they always seem to have a grin or a smile

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Gillian Parsons 2 years, 11 months ago

They were the most kind people I ever met. Thank you Jill

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Giancarlo Fosci 2 years, 11 months ago

Very interesting trip, beautiful images!

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Giancarlo Fosci 2 years, 11 months ago

It really was. more to come my friend. Thank you

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 2 years, 11 months ago

#4 Kind of looks like Anthony Bourdain......

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 11 months ago

Now that you've mentioned it .... ☺

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 11 months ago

:=D

Cheers!

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 2 years, 11 months ago

Back in my triathlon days, I was addicted to long bike challenges......Probably all the endorphins released when the body is pushed beyond it's limits.....Excellent camera work, as always, Antonio!
Very fitting poem & music to accompany, as well!

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 11 months ago

These roads are waiting for you :-))) These guys (we've seen others) are very brave to face such heights and such awful roads. Thanks my friend

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 11 months ago

Luckily I've exchanged one addiction for a new, less physically demanding obsession......photography.....(((grin)))

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Stephanie Hyde 2 years, 11 months ago

Any idea what the sign says? Love the last photo...that would be my family. Stopping to pee all the time, lol!

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Stephanie Hyde 2 years, 11 months ago

It's the name of the mountain. These are their open air WC's :-))

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Stephanie Hyde Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 11 months ago

Ahhhh, got it!

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Francesc 2 years, 11 months ago

Great work!!!

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 2 years, 11 months ago

Gràcies amigo. :-)

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