Story by Allana Goldsworthy
Images – Allana Goldsworthy, Azar Farahmand, Hugo Penasco, Bayne Morison and Dennis Grothues.
We are embarking on a trip that will take us through 16 countries, over almost 4 months of motorbike travel. Commencing in the Ace Cafe (famous as far as motorbikers are concerned) in London, and concluding early September in Magadan, about 2000 kms north of Vladivostok, Russia
He had 16 riding buddies, including the lead rider and sweep rider team from Compass Expeditions, and a converted Landcruiser back up vehicle piloted by Bayne from Canada. This carries spare parts including tyres, our luggage, camping gear and food.
We clambered aboard (16 to a basket) and soon we were floating above this ancient and moonscape like scene – with 80 other balloons (they can have up to 150 apparently).