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When I rode to Everest basecamp on the China side in summer 2009 there wasn't much pavement for last 50km, just washboard gravel. The route appears to get alot of military traffic and it is a sensitive border area (more so along China-India border). So what pavement that does exist serves a purpose beyond serving the climbers and the occasional biker. When Everest first comes into view it is a religious moment.
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Thanks, still recovering now.

The whole experience gave us an excellent understanding of riding at extreme altitude, bike performance at extreme altitude and physical effort at extreme altitude. Most other record attempts with bikes were just 3-4 days at high altitude. We were at high altitude for about 2 weeks, and above 5250 metres for a full week.

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Did you take any medication for the high altitude ??

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Diamox - the usual suspect - helps you acclimatise.
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Those pics of the kids going to school is crazy.
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Hey Colebatch, I'm aiming to go up Marsimik La and beyond...there is a nice hill nearby apparently that one can ride up beyond 6300, although before you guys the record was 6250m by a bunch of Indian guys on their enfields...so wonder if my s10 would do the trick....if you're in London would be keen to catchup and talk over a pint or few on your trip?
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Hey Colebatch, I'm aiming to go up Marsimik La and beyond...there is a nice hill nearby apparently that one can ride up beyond 6300, although before you guys the record was 6250m by a bunch of Indian guys on their enfields...so wonder if my s10 would do the trick....if you're in London would be keen to catchup and talk over a pint or few on your trip?
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