Bike Touring Highlight
twotoneams went for a bike ride.
August 24, 2018
Today was bananas. Slogged back up to 3000m and across a plateau valley at around that altitude. Visited with two families along the way for bread and tea. Lethargy and exhaustion was a theme at that height.The descent down towards the first stretch of paved road in some time was some white knuckled riding. essentially STRAIGHT down a face. Wild. I alternated between my two cantilever brakes as to not melt them…We made it through the first military checkpoint as we were entered a militarised zone near the Chinese border. it was quite cold and we’d been more or less on the bike for 15hrs. We stayed at a family’s home right by the military base. They were so wonderful. : )
August 20, 2019