Crossing Tibet by Bike: A 2000 mile / 3333 km journey

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A Tibetan nomad that come over to see what these strange looking forienger were up to. North Central, Tibet.
  A Tibetan nomad that come over to see what these strange looking foreigners were up to. North Central, Tibet.



 
 

The Jokhang temple forms the central hub of the old part of Lhasa. Lhasa, Tibet.
The Jokhang temple forms the central hub of the old part of Lhasa. Lhasa, Tibet.



 
 

These nomad kids use their sling shots (the thing that looks like rope that each are holding) on help herd their sheep. Shigatse, Tibet.
These nomad kids use their sling shots (the thing that looks like rope that each are holding) on help herd their sheep. Shigatse, Tibet.



 
 

Ray celebrating after having climb one more pass. Lhatze, Tibet.
Ray celebrating after having climb one more pass. Lhatze, Tibet.



 
 

A button with an image of the Dalai Lama, along with many prayer flags mark the top of a pass. The Chinese government has stated that all pictures of the Dalai are illegal inside of Tibet. Lhatze, Tibet.

A button with an image of the Dalai Lama, along with many prayer flags mark the top of a pass. The Chinese government has stated that all pictures of the Dalai are illegal inside of Tibet. Lhatze, Tibet.



 
 

Tibetan nomads sell freshly butchered sheep on the road side. Tingre, Tibet.
Tibetan nomads sell freshly butchered sheep on the road side. Tingre, Tibet.



 
 

By selling their sheep meet nomads can make cash to buy other goods like flashlights, shortwave radios and other manufactured goods from central China and Nepal. Tingre, Tibet.
By selling their sheep meet nomads can make cash to buy other goods like flashlights, shortwave radios and other manufactured goods from central China and Nepal. Tingre, Tibet.



 
 

John preparing for fatherhood with a Tibetan new born.Tingre, Tibet.
John preparing for fatherhood with a Tibetan new born.Tingre, Tibet.



 
 

Nomads heard their sheep at the foot of Himalaya. Tingre, Tibet.
Nomads heard their sheep at the foot of Himalaya. Tingre, Tibet.



 
 

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