this is Robyn, not Derek. Derek wanted me to let you all know that he is just entering Nepal, at the border crossing right now. He will do an update himself when he can find somewhere with Internet access. Apparently they are a little hard to come by. Anyway he is sick with a cold and apparently has had some bike problems on the first day of riding, his broke down 3 times!! Made for a very long day yesterday, so far today the bike has been good.
More from him ( not me) later. ( we hope)