The Silk Route cyclists are currently pedaling their way through the spectacular scenery of rural Kyrgyzstan after enjoying a rest day in the city of Osh. The roads have been variable; sometimes flat and smooth but more often than not there has been a lot of climbing on rough, challenging roads. Indeed, tomorrow they will bike through a pass at 3600m on roads that are in very rough shape. Tonight, however, they are camped beside a quiet road next to a fast-flowing glacial stream, enjoying the views and the cool air. The influence of China is startng to become apparent, in the food, the dress and the population. Next stop, the legendary Silk Route city of Kashgar!!