Is an Elephant ride better than a bad Bus Ride ?

We we have had some challenging bus rides and then tried rickshaws. Not happy with either we deiced to try an elephant ride. We are in Jaipur India visiting a 16th century Amber Fort. This fort is very intracite and very very large. There is a long climb up to the top so we decided…

Training in India

Well I have been able to get a lot of miles here in India. My day usually starts out on the treadmill. The 2 hotels we stayed at had great treadmills that went to 15% grade. I set the speed at 2mph at 15% and walk until I have to go to breakfast. I have…

Better than a Tour Bus – a Rickshaw

We got tired of riding around Delhi, India in a tour bus so decided to try an alternative. At first we weren’t sure, it looked a little dangerous but we were told that these drivers and were professional and have grown up with this profession. This is what we wanted But here is what we…

Training for High Altitude

My brother John has a machine that can simulate high altitude. He has been sleeping in a tent with it every night to get acclimated to the less oxygen. He can also use it on his treadmill to simulate hiking in high altitude. So I am visiting my brother this weekend and he hooked me…