Lake Manasarova to Paryang
Back to dirt again in the morning it was mostly good stuff but the occasional sand. The major hit a sand hole at speed on fast gravel how the hell he stayed on - the seat on the bike must have been five feet in the air at its apex and the Majors bum was at least two feet above that still he stayed on which is what counts. He did slip of a little later but much slower over a mixture of large rocks and sand overall given his and Colin's lack of experience they do very well. In the afternoon however the road turned to roadworks really bad riding for a hundred miles. I don't understand why but for some reason every mile or so the road would be blocked by large piles of rocks or sand and there would be a diversion down to one side of the road and back up again on the other side. The problem is the diversion would be through a mixture of sand and mud meaning we had to feel our way through each time; by the end of the day we were both frustrated and knackered. Several off s including Ed and Lorraine who were trapped under the bike for 10 minutes until one of the road workers helped them out … nasty. We hear Max still hasn't reached Lhasa, apparently it snowed and the driver got lost in the dark; at one point they slipped off the road into a ditch and buried the nose of the 4by4 into a rock…sounds like a tough trip for a healthy person never mind one as sick as Max.