Problem Cheekah is one of over a dozen feature-length stories and essays in the forthcoming first edition of The Bikepacking Journal. Read on for a preview of this story and to learn more about what else will be inside October’s Issue 01…

What’s the first word you learn when traveling to a country with a foreign language? What’s the most useful? Virginia Krabill proposes a theory on the subject in Problem Cheekah, an original piece with unreleased photos by Logan Watts. This 10-page story follows their tumultuous journey through Armenia earlier this year. It’s one of 13 new stories set to print in the first issue of The Bikepacking Journal, our forthcoming 148-page publication.

Bikepacking Journal 01, Problem Cheekah

“The route Logan and I scouted in Armenia was a rugged one. We spent the vast majority of our time crossing mountains. From the wildflower shrouded hillsides of the Lesser Caucasus in the north to the ethereal, glaciated volcanic domes of the Geghama range, and the jagged, Martian landscapes of the south, we climbed. The scenery was awe-inspiring, but the riding was brutal.”

Bikepacking journal 001 Sneak Peek

Issue 01 of The Bikepacking Journal is off to print later this month. That leaves just two weeks to subscribe in order have it delivered to your doorstep, anywhere in the world. If you’re not yet a member of the Bikepacking Collective, be sure to join and you’ll receive two issues of The Bikepacking Journal per year, along with many other perks like gear giveaways and access to exclusive merchandise. Issue 01 features a wealth of incredible photography and inspiring storytelling from the likes of Steve Fassbinder, Lee Craigie, Lael Wilcox, Cass Gilbert, and many more. Help us launch our new publication and grow the site by subscribing now.

Bikepacking Journal 01, Problem Cheekah



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