My name is Dan, I've only done one tour before and this is certainly a big step up in scale, danger and logistics! I still struggle to change an inner tube in less than 20minutes and am rubbish at repairing the inner tubes once I do have them out! I'm planning on cycling from North Korea to Cape Town, through the Himalaya during winter, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, then across Northern Africa and down the west coast.
Has anyone done any simular trips? Can anyone offer me any advice on the best cycling gear to get for the cold weather. I have only done hot weather tours before. Does anyone have any tips for getting visas for Iran? Is it even possible to get a visa for Iraq or am I going to have to sneak in?
Of the 36countries on the route I've only been to four of them-so any advice on any countries security situation/road conditions/people/campsites/hostels/anything would guarantee you a beer when you're next down my way-(which is near Cambridge in England).
All advice will be greatfully recieved!