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Queen of the Mountains

Queen of the Mountains

October 07, 2019

Laxmi Magar is a professinal cycling and our Editor's cycling guide in Nepal. Without her, she and Roz Groenewoud would not have known which random, unmarked dirt road to turn onto to as they made our way up hills and across rivers. Because of her, Roz and Jen were able to see things that few tourists do, and they did it at a pace that allows you to take things in that you simply can’t when you travel by car. If she knew what she was getting into, she might have said no. Roz and Jen look good on paper—a former Olympic athlete and the owner of a ski company—but when it came to crushing Nepali flat? Not so much. What Laxmi could do in a few hours took them all day, and it wasn’t pretty. But as with any Type 2 Fun, when you’re finished you have a greater appreciation and respect for the people who endured the adventure with you.


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