Tibet write-up

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by Kirstie, 12 Nov 2007.

  1. One of my very good friends has just completed a 10 week tour across Tibet and has written up the trip here: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/Occupiedterritories

    What an amazing trip! He's come back in one piece and has a lung capacity like Big Mig (although he breaks down at the sight of instant noodles) :blush: Give it a read if you have the time...
  2. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Looking forward to reading this one!!! I shall sit down with a glass of vino tonight.
  3. NickM

    NickM Veteran

    Ditto :blush: (but with beer)

    I love the bike page (being a bike nerd, I went there first, of course). I too spend countless hours thinking about the perfect world-touring bike... although mine would be a recumbent, and I'll probably never ride round the world anyway.

    He says he needs a head torch - this one is the nuts.
  4. OP

    Kirstie Über Member

    It's a lovely bike too. We went on a mini tour last weekend and it makes my Ultragalaxy look like a heap of junk. It's dead dinky with the 26" tyres and really well proportioned.
  5. NickM

    NickM Veteran

    I spent some time last night gazing at MsM's Stumpjumper (a Tange Prestige steel one from about 1991), which has a fine Specialized alloy MTB-3 stem, Cinelli short reach drop bars, mudguards and slicks. It too has that look of "everything in its place". I really wish I could find a 17" Prestige Stumpjumper... it's one of the few uprights I'd like to own (frustratingly, there's a 19" in my LBS in fine condition, and at a very reasonable price too).
  6. bof

    bof Senior member. Oi! Less of the senior please

    The world
    A splendid trip report - both the trip itself and the quality of the report. Thank you Kirstie.
  7. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    I print out some of the travellers tales and read them in bed to the lady wife. We get vicarious pleasure from the reports until we can do another one ourselves. I shall put that one on the list.

    At the moment I'm reading Fat Ash's world tour.
  8. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    What a very romantic idea...I shall suggest it to the husband.

    I LOVE Fat Ashy's tour...he's amazing. I can't believe how much he's disliking India and am so relieved we didn't try and go it alone. Massive admiration for him.

    Did you read 'Europe, a girl's perspective' over the summer? That was what kept me smiling as the rain came down all summer in Yorkshire. Brilliant journal!!
  9. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush


    Oh gawd, Cathryn, another one on the list!! Fat Ash is still in Slovakia so I've obviously got to read quicker. The trouble is that the missus keeps falling asleep after a couple of pages due to her overwork or my melifluous tones.
  10. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    There's a great one called 'TeamRamsden goes to India' if you want to see if my laugh-a-minute prose keeps the wife awake :blush:
  11. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Auld Reekie
    I liked the line in the warm up
    just the way to get you wanting to know more...
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