The most scared?

Evan pulls away from a petroleum tanker truck in Kyrgyzstan. Vehicle collisions remain far and away our biggest threat but because we are “acclimatized” to this risk, they don’t usually seem scary.

Jesse asks on a Whatsapp call over a good-enough wifi connection for me to respond at length to: “What’s the most scared you’ve ever been during bicycle travel?” It was a conversation about fear and we laughed a lot; fear is so often ridiculous in hindsight (1,700 words).

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