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Dragon Race

Dragon Race

The author writes about The Dragon Race, a mountain bike race held annuallly in the Land of the Thunderdragon or more officially the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan. It is all about mountains, hundreds of them, echoing each other from the jungle along the Indian border up to the fangs of the mighty Himalaya abutting Tibet. - 268km in one day with a total height gain of 3790m and loss of 3950m.
As His Majesty King Jigme Wangchuck is revered as a diety by his subjects and is a keen mountain biker himself it seems that the future looks bright for the humble bike in Bhutan.