Posts made in June, 2012

Off today

Posted by on Jun 29, 2012 in 2012 07 Qinghai | Comments Off

Crazy at work and looking forward to getting out. Its going to be a tough one and not sure i will deal with cycling between 3000 and 4000+ m altitude.

Cycling around Qinghai lake then the a little north into the mountains and then back to Qining to meet the family. Then camping out with them for a few days.

Qinghai

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Day 1 – Xining to Hainan

Posted by on Jun 30, 2012 in 2012 07 Qinghai | 2 comments

150km
Start of another trip. first one by myself and to west china in sometime. the smell of mutton rushing back. the dust. the altitude. Xining is a dump. guess good to be on the road. leave Xining, 40km of bad road. stop for lunch. nice mutton noodles. then climb up to 3700m which was a struggle. things after that easier but tired. altitude makes things tough.¬†Arrive in some overpriced dump of a hotel. dirty, no elec, now working, no hot water and a rip off. same with dinner. so tired don’t really care. whoever named this place hainan needs their head examined. why are these tourist spots so bad. could be really nice here.
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