While I sit in stationary traffic after a day in the office, this remarkable woman, Marika Wagner @idamarika and her great friend Sue @metalheadrunner are making their way across the mountains of Kyrgyzstan on the single stage, 1700km Silk Road Mountain Race. The mountain bike race is completely unsupported, has three manned check points and no prizes. It is a true adventure. You might ask why two women, alone, might be attracted to the discomfort, harsh landscape, sparse food supply, wet, cold, dark etc. It's really not that difficult to understand. Firstly, they can! Secondly, the remarkable experience they are having will be forever etched in their lifes story. They will see sights, meet people, make friends, eat food - all the likes of which the rest of us cannot even imagine. They will push their mental and physical stamina beyond what they thought they could and come through the other side stronger and braver.
Tonight they are 650 odd km into the race.
Go and check out the race site - https://www.silkroadmountainrace.cc
You can follow the individuals or teams on the live tracking on the site and follow their incredible stories from their race on their Instagram links above.
Good luck ladies!
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