Our expedition was tough, with gruelling glacier crossings and the rigours of high altitude, and this made our accomplishment all the more rewarding! I think each of us feels lucky to have been a part of this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
It wasn’t an easy trip, and not one I am in a hurry to repeat, but the experience is priceless. Riding a bike in a place like this is a double edged sword. The rewards are there, but to reap them is a hard fought battle.
We took a big bite on this adventure; it was more than we could chew alone. As riders, we couldn’t have done it without the help of the Afghans who were with us. In this way, we were a team.