Have you ever seen someone zig-zag riding among the poisonous snakes of sun-dried steppes in Azerbaijan? Have you ever got an idea to reach the highest village of Caucasus mountain to ride down the narrow streets between stone houses heated by fuel bricks made from manure? And what about cycling on the beaches polluted with pesticide and oil from the sea drilling?
These and much more was done by the European rider Richard Gasperotti who visited Azerbaijan this year with his long-term project ,zam. The word comes from Mongolian where the project has started 5 years ago and which would be translated as ‘a journey’. The recent expedition was joined by the very special guest Michal Maroši - the Red Bull athlete with a sports career including taking part in Red Bull Rampage. Through the eyes of a cameraman Martin Smolik, you will see biking in the incredible landscapes of a country only a few riders have visited so far.
Featuring: Michal Marosi and local riders of Azerbaijan
,zam team: Lukas Jusko - holidayman / Martin Smolik - camera / Richard Gasperotti // Adam Marsal words and photo