17 mountain biking enthusiasts faced a challenge of the ?highest? kind- Manali to Leh Cycling Trail. Yes, that?s where we took them!! Over five mighty Himalayan passes of dizzying heights, over switchbacks that are legendary and awe-inspiring, through a landscape that can be lush meadows one day and moonscape the other, through canyons and streams and clouds and snow. Of course, there were also glaciers, pristine lakes and waterfalls. An experience of 10 days of unparalleled adrenaline rush where Rajesh Kalra led the group through a bicycle ride that is often termed the biking equivalent of climbing the Everest- the 475 km ride from Manali to Leh.
Here are the list of experiences you'll get to live on the trail
Rajesh, the Chief Editor and Vice President of Times Internet Ltd., is a journalist with over two decades of experience. He is an avid sportsperson, a trained high-altitude mountaineer, a marathoner and a mountain biker by "Passion".
In his own words, "I have been cycling ever since I can remember. I was always an active sportsperson, but as far as cycling is concerned, I probably started taking it seriously - intending to do it the right way that is - about 10 years ago. I am excited about long-distance rides, mostly off-road trails in the hills and mountains. Seven years ago, I set up a cycling group and named it PedalYatri."
Professionally, before taking over as the Chief Editor of Times Internet, Rajesh had served as Editor, Times Interactive, in 1999. During that stint, he was instrumental in launching the three major online initiatives of the Group viz The Times of India, The Economic Times and Indiatimes.
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