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Jun 9, 2014 - 16 k return ride to Everest base camp

June 9 Day 11 riding. 16 k return ride to Everest base camp 5200m then 16 to camp. A fairly mild night, surprised to see ice on the tents. Clear blue sky. A few wisps of cloud over Everest. Pete up 6am for photos. Packed up camp after 9am breakfast. Most of us rode to EBC. Marg and Jan left @8am to walk it. Marg walked beyond the prayer flags on the hill, there was no barrier arm across the road, and no legible sign advising a $200 US fine, nor anyone to tell her not to go on. Our guide Tennor got a ph call to pick her up asap!!....

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Jun 8, 2014 - Everest and Rongbuk monastery

June 8 Day 10 riding to Rongbuk monastery. 5100m 42ks over terrible track, 4hr 30. Actual time 5 1/2 hrs with stops. No-one was looking forward to this ride over rough track. All the talk didn’t fill Nickie and Pete with confidence, the top riders worried about bike failure. But it was a pretty good day, hard but not too long. Climb of 300m over 9ks, then 15ks up and downs, then 15 ks up. About 25C mid afternoon. Nickie was powering up a short, very steep hill and suddenly was yanked to a stop…what the ??....her cotton shirt had dangled off...

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