This week’s Travelsonabike2 on this day post comes from Nepal on the 10th-November-2016This week’s on this day post comes from the 10th-November-2016. And I’m struggling on the rough roads.
Thursday 10th November. Mugling to Pithauli. 49 miles.
The first 25 miles of today’s ride were incredibly tough. The road conditions were appalling, practically non-existent, and it took me until lunchtime to complete the 25 miles.
After enduring those first 25 miles, I reached Narayangadh and contemplated stopping. However, it was only 1 p.m., and I felt it was too early to call it a day. So, after grabbing a bite to eat and a refreshing drink, I decided to press on.
The roads improved considerably beyond Narayangadh, and to my surprise, the mountains vanished, replaced by a much flatter terrain. I continued riding for an hour or two longer but decided I’d had enough and wanted to stop. That’s when I noticed a sign for a “jungle island resort” and decided to follow the sign—a departure from my usual practice of waiting for something to appear on my intended route.
I could see why I don’t usually deviate from my route. Four miles later, down some dirt track, I found my resort. The road had started off okay but just got worse. Had I known it would turn into a track, I wouldn’t have bothered. But once you start on a route, when do you stop, say enough is enough, and turn back? For all I knew, the resort could be around the next corner, so I just kept going!
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