Mountain Biking Nepal: Godawari

I bought a new toy.   A big one.  White, four wheels, nine seats.  An ex-Gurkha Land Rover Defender 110, made in 2005 with 80k on the clock.  Before this new toy arrived I needed to ride my bike through the polluted and dusty streets of Kathmandu in order to reach some green, a forty … Continue reading

Mountain Biking Nepal: Shivapuri

One of the good things about life here is affordable child care.  We have employed two maids, Santu and Lila.  They are excellent. In Nepal people often call their maids or nannies “didi”,  which is the word for older sister.  Lila mostly cleans and does a bit of cooking, while Santu mostly takes care of … Continue reading

Shivapuri Mountain Biking

I’ve now ridden up to Shivapuri national park to hit the mountain bike trails twice.  Once on my own, and last weekend I went up with a friend and coincidentally bumped into another friend at the congested junction of Lazimpat and the Ring Road.  I only have photos of my solo trip from last November. … Continue reading