@ 22 August 2015- Nepal

Typical scenery as we made our way along
Typical scenery as we made our way along

Day 2 Enfield Ride was certainly proving to be a great adventure, both in terms of bike riding and the experience of being in these amazing Annapurna Ranges.

Firsty the mechanic who brought the new brake lever had to fit it to my bike, also replacing the front brake pads as they were worn down to the metal and also re attached the exhaust muffler that had fallen off in the latter part of our ride yesterday. This was before we set off for the day! Ha

We headed further north and shortly found our selves at a large waterfall that was blocking the road for anything but large trucks. Our guide enlisted the help of several local lads who carried the bikes down the hillside across a rickety footbridge and back up the other side in order to get around the obstacle. We were back under way.

At around lunch time Steve’s bike decided to stop due to an electrical problem. The fault was eventually diagnosed as a faulty ignition coil which meant our guide had to ride off to the local town and find one, which he did and eventually we were back under way, albeit running behind by now.

Having to pay locals to carry the bikes up the hillside due to impassable roads
Having to pay locals to carry the bikes up the hillside due to impassable roads
Steve's bike had rouble with the ignition along the way. Nothing that was not fixable out here.
Steve’s bike had rouble with the ignition along the way. Nothing that was not fixable out here.

We had lunch at a small township Marpha before heading back towards the our stop for the night at a small hotel in a quaint valley.

Steve dropped his bike a couple of times as the conditions were very difficult with deep mud and water crossing with large round rocks to ride accoss.

Before the day’s end, Mahitah  our guide found the rear brake lever that had broken off my bike which was quite amazing considering the deep mud.

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