That was a great video. Thanks altozewei.
I didn't think a person could still make such a trip in that corner of the world. Would like to know how passport and visa/permit issues were handled.
After watching the whole thing I could not help but think a chap could make such a voyage with far less equipment on his bike. They always mention the largess of others. Seems you could have gotten away with a more minimalist approach and carried less bulk and weight.
Obviously a recumbent was capable, but wouldn't a standard mountain bike have been a better choice with all the hills and rough turf?
What would you have chosen for this kind of adventure? I'd have taken a steel non-suspended mountain bike with 26" tyres with at least 36 spokes. 40 spoke if you could find them. I'd make it a low-gear single speed. (not fixed) This for reasons of durability. Such a trip is not a race. I'd choose steel for a frame so that any village auto-butcher could weld on it in a pinch. Alloy or carbon fiber would pose a problem in many out of the way places.
That said, such a thing is not for me. I'd perish in the first overnight without a hot shower.
Great film, tough lads.