“You must be insane!”, people informed her. “At your age, you should be sipping pina coladas on a beach somewhere, not biking through Rohtang Pass*.”
But Indu was adamant. She had always wanted to cycle to Ladakh, and saw no reason not to join the All-Woman’s Expedition.
No, she didn’t make it. Her legs gave way after 100 miles and she was forced to hitch a ride in the supply vehicle. But she still didn’t think it was an insane thing to do. Insanity would have been to allow her fear of failure prevent her from even attempting the feat.
* Rohtang Pass is the highest motorable road in the world. Many attempt to cycle up the pass to reach Ladakh- most make it, but some fall prey to altitude sickness or plain fatigue.
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