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Video: Once Upon a Time in Kirghiztan

Aug 27, 2013
by Tito Tomasi  
Views: 11,163    Faves: 49    Comments: 6


This trip has been inspired to me nine years ago from Tribe SportGroup a french company, driven by the pleasure of riding and exploring.

I went there with my Rocky mountain Altitude and also my best friend a great hiker. Lots of zones were impossible to bike, but we could reach it by hiking and camping. It’s allowed us to live the pure nomad mountain experience, meeting the shepherds and their lifestyle. Living in the middle of the ranges, surrounded by over 7 000 meter high mountains, the momentum was built. Sharing in Russian, learning and trying. We ate their food, traditional bread and fermented horse milk and shared stories.

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A three week long adventure, deep inside the country. Exploring different zones, Ala Archa, Shamshy and Karakol.

Riding the mountains was an incredible time, out of time and out of this world. The terrain has an alpine look, but because of the size and wilderness, the two worlds cannot be compared! Some days were very hard for me trying to ride in Kirghiztan, thankfully the bike is so reliable. We were always rewarded by incredible landscapes and high mountain riding sensations. I'm sure I will be back there one day, the people are welcoming and honest, the culture is so rich because of middle east and asian influence. This country smells like fresh grass and the simple life.

Kirghiztan is the country to find yourself and meet others.

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Each travel inspire another and each day is a chance to do something good. Time runs fast.

-tito

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27 Comments

  • 22 2
 What a journey that must have been. An experience of a lifetime! Thanks for sharing...
  • 13 1
 i will do something like this one day i swear this to myself
  • 5 0
 great adventure. nice to see your interaction with the population. biker=friend
  • 4 1
 Corect name of counstry is Kyrgyztan. Thanks for video, nice to meet on Pinkbike about our country! If you wanna come back, we can show you another beatifull trails! My icq: 592387879
  • 5 0
 Amazing views, awesome trails...and weed!
  • 2 1
 Coorect name of country is Kyrgyzstan. Thnks for video, it's nice to see it at pinkbike.com
If you wanna come back, we can show you another beatifull trails. Any questions, my icq: 592387879
  • 3 0
 I was nodding like the horse.
  • 3 0
 Amazing adventure! Great job capturing the beauty of that country.
  • 2 0
 The kid at 1:50 looks like a Kyrgyzstani Mike Tyson. Great vid liked the music.
  • 2 0
 Travelling and exploring on a bike.. You just cant beat it!
  • 5 3
 "Kirghiztan" isn't it Kyrgyzstan? Still, looks awesome!
  • 2 0
 Not Pinkbike's first typo. Recently I noticed something like 'Afganastan' in a topic title. Oops. : )
  • 10 0
 It's cos ees french innit
  • 2 0
 Awesome adventure. Living the dream.
  • 2 0
 Now that's a vacation.And some real.peace and quiet!!
  • 2 0
 you looks like Brad Benedict. btw cool helmet
  • 1 3
 Lucky you hadn't been kidnapped and all. Kyrgyz people got a revolution every other day, next time try Mongolia or Khazahstan since there you would less likely get robbed and killed. Don't come to Russia as well, maybe Kamchatka or Sakhalin but just don't visit our southern border. Best regards and good luck.
  • 2 0
 awesome dream good music super video amazing views Smile
  • 3 0
 Very unique helmet Wink
  • 1 0
 Incredibly beautiful! Faved right away.
  • 1 0
 Lovin life? Not a problem for this guy. Awesome vid.
  • 1 0
 Amazing place! Makes me want to get out there and ride!
  • 1 0
 Very cool place. I think I would leave the bike at home though.
  • 1 0
 Nice plant you had between your teeth! Wink
  • 1 0
 Nice helmet!

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