Bikes 'n' Mountains!

Discussion in 'Photos' started by gtfour, May 12, 2011.

  1. kiwial

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    ...and only having Yak dung as fuel for the fire, but often the animals live downstairs helping to heat the place.

    But they only work for 6 month a year and their houses are free, apart from labour and the land is passed on to the children.
    Until the road was build 40 years ago, there was no money economy.

    Luckily, despite the cold (one of the coldest continously inhabited places on earth), the days are sunny because Zanskar sits in the rain-shadow of the Himalaya and it doesnt get much snow and one can move around easily.

    But, being dependent on glacier fed rivers for irrigation, the present shrinking of the glaciers poses a risk to the livelihood of the 1000 year old continues Tibetean Buddhist culture.

    A new road is also being build that will bring the main traffic right through the place and it will never be the same again.


    A typical village with monastery in Zanskar

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  2. MyKLX400

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    Quick pic of the SuperDuke

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  3. JRowland

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    Thank you for sharing, images and knowledge.
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    +1 :thumb

    We don’t know how good we’ve got it until u think about how people in other parts of the world lives .
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    It was a fantastic trip and you are correct in the weather being good for most of our 21 day trip. We encountered rain 4 times ,most of them just a light rain for a few miles and 1 hard rain at over 6300 feet on the way to Reno,NV that had sleet mixed in with it that caused the temperature drop to 46 degrees but for the most part it was clear and sunny.
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    Thank you, it's a 2006 and I have really enjoyed owning it. I had a 2000 R1100 Rt before this and enjoyed it as well.
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