Awoke to clear blue sky, 3 degrees. Had brekkie and took off around 9am. Warmed up quickly to low 20’s.
95km ride. Start altitude about 4043m. Max 49.6. Cal 2913.
Lost 77m and gained 42m. Tibetan flat.
First half no wind. Second half headwind.
It was a pastoral day. People waving as we cycled by, kids yelling. Gorgeous. Team really came together and formed a peloton to ease the strain – both the length of the ride and the headwind. We each pulled for 2km and then transitioned to the back till our time came again.
Pulled into Shigatse about 3. Great shower!!!! And then up to the rooftop tea lounge in this awesome hotel. The young Tibetan women giggled and giggled at Perry and Farid. I showed them the flash mob dance video to huge delight. Chicken tikka for dinner. Some chores given the running water – aka laundry. Boys are back at the tea lounge.
Tomorrow is a rest day. We explore the town.