Beads of sweat rolled down my forehead, the afternoon sun blazing in all its glory, swathed its might on us as we ascended the mountain. I ignored the hot sun, and focused on my pedaling, my breath coming in short gasping for air in the rarefied atmosphere.
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The wonderful Han River trail is almost 40 kms long and is a biker’s and a sportsperson’s haven. The biking trails are well laid out and marked, and there are numerous open gyms and multi sport courtyards. It was a chilly but sunny morning and the ride was invigorating.
The badge of a “cyclist” was earned in 2012 when I completed the epic Manali - Leh - Khardung La journey of 525 kms. The landscape and the voyage by a bicycle were so inspiring and life changing that the explorer spirit in me has been in a state of restlessness since then.
When I first researched on LA, little did I know that it had a beach named Venice ! I called my daughter in Orange and sought suggestions on where to "settle down" for a few days - Santa Monica, downtown LA or....ahem..Venice Beach ! " Dad" she exclaimed, Santa Monica is niceeee..but Venice..is a bit shady !"
To a Mountain in Tibet is an engrossing travelogue by Colin Thubron, filled with vivid descriptions of the authors journey through impoverished Nepalese villages to the icy heights of Mount
The lofty mountains beckon, I can conquer them I reckon, legs ache to scale the high windy passes, at the thought of which my pulse races, the sprocket grits its teeth, the tyres groan beneath, the legs push harder