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Lhasa to Kathmandu Bike Ride Part 3

Day 9 Belbar to past Tingery We all decided on an early start today so took off at 8am hoping to get the best views and it made for a cold morning ride. Had on arm warmers, shirt, lightweight vest and jacket and windstopper vest and jacket, knicks and leg warmers! 3km slightly downhill to the checkpoint, sun coming up so lovely colours and not too bright for photos. Rode along a river with barley flowers either side and big cliffs/hills and craggy peaks, it was beautiful. Before long we came to the EBC check point – we all filed in...

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Lhasa to Kathmandu Bike Ride Part 2

Day 5  Gyantze to Shigatze 94km – relatively flat riding Breakfast this morning was just one dish after another starting with rock hard corn cereal pellets and oats. Then came a fried egg, fried capsicum, toast and lastly broccoli and bok choy. Also on the table when we arrived was a chilli pineapple combo, peanuts, and hot chips?! Some rice chonchi also came out too. They must think westerners eat a lot! Raining today so piled on the wet weather gear and warm clothes. I had on leg and arm warmers, windproof vest, light weight vest, light weight long sleeve, shirt and...

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Lhasa to Kathmandu Bike Ride Part 1

My good friends Mark and Bekk suggested we ride our bikes from Lhasa to Kathmandu – 1000km and high mountain passes over 5000 meters.  I didn’t own a bike other than a knock about weekender but I thought why not, sounds great – I better start training and also buy a better bike.  This isn’t a trip you can just do on your own, we booked a tour but had the advantage that it was just our group of friends on the tour – 7 of us in total.  It was a once in a life time experience and I’ll remember it forever. Kathmandu –...

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