"The Himalayan Bicycle Diaries 2005" is a pioneer project under the Zero Limits X3peditions series. A brave and bold team of students take on the fabled mountain ranges of Tibet & Nepal in an exciting and grueling cycling expedition spanning more than a thousand kilometres.
The participants will have the fortune of experiencing some of nature's most glorious and exotic settings whilst gaining an invaluable understanding of the ancient culture inherent to those lands."
E.g. Their pointers 'or anyone planning to cycle over 1500m above sea level' which start off with:
1) Protect yourself against wind chill. Gloves, long sleeves and the tucking in of your tops would go a very long way towards making your ride a more bearable one. Some of us almost became popsicles after our first day's ride.
2) Pace yourself. The air is thinner and colder which means your lungs suffer when you start panting should you push too hard (especially uphill). Thats when you start to feel brain freeze even though you haven't had a slurpee."
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