A year ago today, I was in Nepal getting ready for what would be the coolest bike race I’ve ever done. The Yak Attack, part race, part adventure, is a 11-stage odyssey through the most mountainous country on earth that tops out at nearly 18,000′ . I’m not there this year. In fact, it’s been such a busy year that it feels like a lifetime ago. Hearing of the riders arrival in Kathmandu brings back fond memories and, thus, it becomes this weekend’s Psyche.
To follow this year’s race, you can check out their Facebook page or the Yak Attack official site. As you can see, the race it still, as it should be, a grass roots affair. Good luck everyone. Have a blast! Someday, I hope to join you again.
Below are my race reports. I attempted to capture what it’s like to be there, as both a racer and traveler. Using words, images, and video from myself and many others, I did my best to give this fantastic event a proper homage. Hopefully you’ll find it both adventurous and inspiring. It’s a very cool world we live in. Get out there and explore it!