How to: Hike-a-Bike Thorong La, Annapurna – Yak Attack.
Other than “Which bike?” and “How to train?” the question I get asked the most about Yak Attack is how I carry my bike over Thorong La.
You don’t want too much kit in the pack, the less you can carry the easier life will be. I just stuff my sleeping bag and down jacket in for some padding.
A pair of walking poles will make life on the hill a lot easier too (these can be bought cheaply in Kathmandu).
|A simple webbing strap passes through the front wheel and the chain rings for stability. I used an old belt.|
|I utilise the small bungee strap, that is normally used to secure walking poles, around the seat tube.|
|Another simple webbing strap passes through the grab handle on top of the pack, through the front triangle, and around the seat tube and crank arm (also below).|
You are looking to sit the pack comfortably onto the hips with the waist belt. Very little weight should be felt through the shoulders if the the bike is balanced and the pack straps are all tensioned correctly.
I have now uploaded an accompanying short video to the YouTube channel, you can watch it here:
How to: Yak Attack Hike-a-Bike
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