I’ve used this phrase twice before to describe sections of this trip but I am confident that I am once again using it honestly. The last 8 days, which included racing across the Karakum desert in Turkmenistan to stay within the confines of my 5 day transit visa, have been the toughest of my life. To counter this though I have smashed through the 5,000 mile marker in style!
Whilst looking for tips on cycling across Turkmenistan within the 5 day transit visa I
only really found blogs detailing experiences and not the logistics. A few sections of this trip throw up concerns of how much water to carry, as well as strong headwinds, so I decided I’d record some detailed info during my crossing to help anyone anxious due to the pressure to cross in 5 days like I was.