Welcome to the Home Page of the GlobeRiders Silk Road Adventure 2011 Live!Journal!
We are excited to kick off the 4th iteration of our popular Silk Road Adventure. We will be following the path of the ancient world's most famous trade route, the Silk Road! We'll begin this magnificent ride at the Western terminus of the old Silk Road in Istanbul, Turkey - the only city that lies on two continents, Europe and Asia. Over the next 53 days, we'll travel through Turkey, then into Georgia and Azerbaijan. In Azerbaijan, we'll board an overnight ferry to cross the Caspian Sea, making landfall in Turkmenistan. Next comes Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, then mid-point of the tour,The Road through China to the Eastern terminus, Xian, city of the Terra Cotta Warriors.
The Silk Road Container is loaded and heading to Istanbul!
This Silk Road Live!Journal consists of two parts:
- In addtion to this pages participant photo's, the Bike's & Bio's page let's the reader know a little bit about each rider.
- A new Weekly Chapter page will be added to this website once a week. Each Chapter will consist of stories and photos from the road, submitted by participants en route, a sort of travel blog (or travelog) if you will. The banner "map" at the top of the Bike's & Bio's page and each Chapter page will show where the group is and where they've been. The location points on this map are transmitted by Helge's SPOT Connect so you will see the latest location of our Adventurers. Chapter Navigation Menus at the top and bottom of each page allow you to quickly jump from one page of the Live!Journal to another. Chapters are only clickable when that week has been added to the website.
Our Live!Journal gives those of you who couldn't join us this year, to include family and friends of the participants, the opportunity to take a "virtual" tour with us. It also captures and preserves the tour for our participants, creating a scrapbook of their adventure on the web that they can refer to for years to come. And of course, we hope that a select few of you may be inspired to join GlobeRiders on a future adventure.
As always, should you have any questions, comments, requests, or simply want to say "hi" to any of us, all you need to do is click here to send us email.
Come ride the World with Us!
Dan Townsley - Partner/Guide