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In 2006, Kate Harris and Mel Yule spent four months biking after Marco Polo's ghost through Xinjiang and Tibet in western China. Best pals since the age of ten, these two are wannabe explorers who wish maps had more blank spaces.
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We expect to encounter mountains and deserts, bustling cities and far-flung wildernesses, moments of exhilaration and others of desolation, and borders both real and imaginary
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Since the historical Silk Route passes through politically unstable areas, a precise route will evolve wildly as politics and prudence dictate.
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Whether exploring through science or writing, on a bike or on foot, solo or with friends, on this planet or beyond, my simple goal is to move, be moved, and move others in turn
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Kate and Melissa Cycling the Silk Road

Posted: Dec 16, 2010 07:18 pm EST

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(By Mikael Strandberg) "It's hard to imagine life beyond that first pedal stroke out of Istanbul, in part because we're so consumed now with preparing for the Expedition" , Kate Harris tells ExWeb from her home in Guelph, Ontario; "But mostly because that's the fundamental joy and wonder of a journey like this: we have no real clue what waits around that next bend in the road."15 000 km from Istanbul to IndiaMelissa and KateĀ“s bike trip is a field research Expedition that aims to explore and advocate for conservation and...

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