So my brother, who is a mad cyclist and 68 years old,, sent me an email in April this year about a cycling tour from Manali to Leh (Ladakh, India) over what are claimed to be the highest motorable roads in the world.
The conversation went something like this.
Him: "Fancy doing this?" (Adds link to bike company tour)
Me: "Sure, when"
And that was pretty much it. At the age of 64 and as a sporadic only cyclist I had just flippantly agreed to ride off into a region that I couldn't locate on a map, up to altitudes that were beyond anything I'd experienced before. What was it Baldy said in this thread about not thinking things through...?
So in September this year we both flew into Delhi from our respective parts of the globe and off we went.
If anyone out there is interested, I'll write up a few posts on how we went and post up some pics of our adventures. (this photo credit, Raj)