Originally Posted by Pamirski
nice RR, those are the regions we spent our last 4 summer holidays and we are still thinking of it for next summer.
Where did you want to go, when following the Chon Kemin valley? Just turning back or is there a pass, that is rideable?
We met some Russian cyclists who had cycled the valley east to west. Our plan was to cut south (having traveled west>east) towards Lake IssyKul. The route we ended up on had seen very little traffic, and definitely none since the previous winter. It was in very poor condition. The Cliff incident then occurred and we all headed back out to the main north/south Bishkek/IssyKul road.