"Pedaling along the caravan routes of the Hindu Kush, Karakoram, and Pamir ranges, my bike journey traced 1,500 unpaved kilometers (932 miles) from Peshawar, Pakistan, to Kashgar, in the Xinjiang Uygur region of China. This bridge in the Hunza valley of Pakistan connects Pasu village to the fields on the other side. A friend set up the camera on a tripod below the bridge, which was about a 50-meter (164-foot) drop. I was a bit scared because the bridge's cables were rusted steel and some pieces of wood were missing or broken. Still, I just kept pedaling. When I reached the center, my friend snapped this shot."
Alessandra Meniconzi, 42
Graphic Designer and Teacher
DIY: "Research the terrain of your desired bike route beforehand to decide if the level of difficulty suits your ability. Choose the right bike and tires according to whether the roads are paved or unpaved and the duration of your trip. Low weight makes a difference! A light tent, a sleeping bag, a few clothes, a rucksack, a first-aid kit, and two inner tubes were all I brought."
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