Kathmandu Traffic

July 30, 2009 at 7:53 pm 2 comments

Today we hit the streets of Kathmandu on the bikes. After one or two minor hiccups at the start, the magic of the allen key solved all our problems and we were away.

Road rules are a little different to Tokyo and Sydney, but we did ok. We quickly realised that the locals are not shy about using their horns. Whether they were showing support, frustration or telling us that they were there, we peddled along to a car horn symphony. Our mini pelaton saw Gavin at the front, Eri in the middle and me (Amanda) at the back. Despite one or two taxis making urgent stops in front of Eri, we were able to work together and make our way to the WWF office and back home again. It was just a short spin of the legs, in crazy traffic but great to finally get out on the bikes. Bring on the mountains!

Team support from hotel security

Team support from hotel security

we made it

we made it

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  • 1. Stella  |  July 31, 2009 at 6:22 am

    is it just me or is there some similarity between Gavin and the WWF panda?

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