Yanshiping (4700m) to Tanggula Battle Post (4860m), this 52KM road suppose be a relaxing day but due to a major snow storm, it made the ride quite memorable. Ice chips on roads and thick snow around makes you feel like you are riding inside a snow tunnel.
With frozen brakes and a thick layer of ice covering BamAbu, the gear is not even functioning well. A 20 speed bike became only 2 speed bike. We had some rough times during uphills climbs as gaps in between each gear starts to fill up with ice. We have to switch between two gears to prevent it from freezing up. Our pedals basically became two ice cubes. Good things we are in good mood with positive attitude. Hey! It's only 52km :)
Lube your chain ASAP after a ride in rain or snow.