Friday, September 29, 2006

Epic Rides

October 2007.......

The MTB gang will head for Himachal Pradesh, for an 8 day Mountain bike race in the Indian Himalayas.

Fully supported with transport, planned routes, medics and all the spares you could think of. No worries.... just ride hard.

Altitude will be the single worst enemy. Endless climbs and thin air will bring their heartrate close to max for hours on end. Then again, long, fast downhill legs are what every mountain biker dreams of.

Eric and Tian will be spending more than 3 weeks on a self supported bike tour of central China.
They plan to fly into Guangzhou, take a bus 10 hours to Guilin and keep riding North till they come to the 3 Gorges Dam. Then East to Zhangjiajie where the limestone mountains are picture perfect.

2 contrasting countries, 2 very different rides with different hardships, hurdles and levels of uncertainty......... Both Epic rides, nonetheless.

The Mother of all Epic Rides..... Mystical Tibet

Check out Collins & Friends' Tibet ride pics here : collinsxu / xuweicollins