Friday, June 12, 2009

Back to Phuntsholing

We started early since the ride to the border town takes 6 to 7 hours if the weather is good. Although there were plenty of clouds there was no rain when we started.

We did notice that at many places where there was debris from landslides was cleared.

About two thirds of the way to Phuntsholing, I noticed a flashing red light on the instrument panel of the bike. It was the rear tire deflating fast. I knew it was a puncture since there was plenty of construction going on.

After stopping, and inspecting the tire we found a nail that was 20 cm in length, and about 1/2 cm in diameter logged in the tire. We didn't know the size until we pulled it out. We used the repair kit and inflated the tire, and monitored the pressure, thank god it was holding.

After making sure I couldn't get a tire in Kathmandu (our guide called a friend), I called Zeyad at Tri Star and requested that he send the spare tire to Kathmandu so that we can get it replaced before we enter China.


  1. AnonymousJune 14, 2009

    Salam to all. Al hamid Le Allah 3al slamatkim. Good job the nail did not go through the rim. Ali looks burnet from the sun or is it the dirt from the passing vehicles? Enjoy your selves and by the way i was in Cappodocia(Turkey)few weeks back and went to carpet weaving school. They had diffrent methodology for weaving but all roads led to Rome as they say. God bless you all and go with you all along.
    Bu Abdulrazaq

  2. Yes Ali is burnet from the sun, he has realized that now, and is using sunscreen lution on a dailiy baisis

  3. AnonymousJune 15, 2009

    what an adventure
    keep will and safe