Cycling Blog

Spring Cycling in Tibet

Date: May 26th, 2016

Jim and Abu were out in Eastern Tibet’s backcountry earlier this month for some route development work. Sometimes its hard to believe we get to call this work! This is what Jim had to say about the trip: Due to an intriguing inquiry last fall from a group of 30 mountain bikers interested in an … [Read more]

A Stepchild of Extravagant Yak: Bamboo Bikes

Date: February 27th, 2016

Raised in Lhasa, Tibet, our guide extraordinaire Abu (above pic) is a skilled and resourceful problem solver. When going through the arduous process of registering a foreign invested travel agency in Chengdu, he was instrumental in helping us navigate the maze of requirements, not to mention helping us keep our sanity along the way. We’ve … [Read more]

Not For the Faint of Heart: Cycling Chengdu – Lhasa

Date: January 20th, 2016

We were contacted last summer by a fellow named Con who was inquiring about riding a bike to Lhasa. As is often the case with inquiries we receive online, we initially figured we were dealing with a dreamer who would abandon such a foolish notion once we injected a little reality into his fantasy! This … [Read more]

Cycling Scenic Tibet: Perfect End to the Season

Date: December 12th, 2015

Making five new friends from Canada, and one from California, was the perfect way to wrap up the Tibet tourist season. Ron & Friends, as we affectionately refer to them, were six guys who have done some riding all over the world together over the years. Much to our delight, they decided that 2015 was … [Read more]

World class backcountry biking in Eastern Tibet

Date: September 30th, 2014

One of the questions we’ve had in the back of our collective mind for the past year or two is this: does Eastern Tibet have backcountry single-track on par with what is offered on the South side of the Himalayas? The obvious second question that follows is: can we develop a riding experience that will … [Read more]

Another partnership for 2014: Life Cycles

Date: February 17th, 2014

Jim had a good visit with Harv Bergen at Life Cylces in Abbotsford, B.C. last summer when he was back in Canada (Harv owns the best bike shop in the Fraser Valley and Life Cycles has been a favorite stop for us whenever we’re passing through). Extravagant Yak’s story and ethos inspired Harv to assist … [Read more]

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