Day 3: Finally, Crossing Sach Pass (4400m)
This is the toughest and most epic pass I have ever cycled. Although not as high as many of the other himalayan passes, Sach is steep! So steep that in many instances I resorted to pushing. It took me 7hrs30 to cycle 32km of up from 2200m to 44oom, (although the total days ride was actually 8hr30 (58km) taking into account the first 11km were downhill and then the 14km descent to the police check point over the other side). While it was supremely tough it was also utterly stunning, and therefore will remain one of my favourites.
I live in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal which is great cycling country, within 10 minutes I can be bouncing along some of the finest single tracks in the province.
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