On May 18 earlier this year, Yam Lal Rasaily embarked on a solo cycling trip—journeying from Lamki in Kailali to Rara lake in Mugu district. It was an impressive feat, cycling from sea-level up to 2,990 metres in just 13 days.
It was a chilly winter night, 10:50 on November 20, when Cory Wallace zoomed through the streets of Besisahar, cycling uphill. Locals probably thought it was just another tourist on their way to the Annapurnas. But Wallace was no ordinary tourist.
Mountain-bikers are keeping their target modest as the perennial poor performers Nepal accept the medal prospect almost impossible in the 18th South Asian slated for August 18 to September 2 in Indonesia.