leaving langmusi early in the morning, I at once fell off my board pushing mongo at speed, and 2km later a giant police dog chased me down the road, and off the road…what a start!

then I passed through a tunnel, and on the other side, skated the plains of ruo er gai. this place is awesome, 3500m up high, rolling slightly up and down, a sweet skate, with hundreds and hundreds of yaks! I do like yaks.

across the ruo er gai, I went to tangke and met up with gompa, who introduced me to tsepak. he and a friend gave me some beautiful songs, accompanied by mandolin. heartbreakingly deep and amazing, their voices, the moment. something to cherish for a lifetime…and I got it all at 48khz 28bit mid-side stereo. superb


tsepak…with a voice that sees through his listener…

with tsepak’s song resounding in my ears, i skated more flatlands, still above 3500m…long days of pristine tarmac, yaks, and the occaisonal dog attack…i learned that hitting a dog on the head with my ever improving rightarm throw, only makes the dog more angry…

haha, then it was an 85km downhill run, yes 85 kilometers!! except…half of that was downhill into such a heavy headwind, I actually had to push. hmmm, pushing downhill is the worst. the second half was awesome, though, not too fast, not slow at all…more sweet skating

and then there was uphill…from danba to yala snow mountain, 4200m, with hotsprings near the top. more than awesome.

on, on to tagong…and after 17 days on the road, 900+ km skated, arriving at a 200km stretch of roadworks, i got off my board, kinda, and took a break…hitching rides on broken roads…camping at 4670meters

and over another pass at 5050 meters, up this crazy road…

to dege and an ancient woodblock printing works, in a monastery, on the edge of the land of snows…

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