Cycle & Travel

My traveling and cycling

2009 05 Vietnam L2

Posted by on Dec 4, 2011 in 2009 | Comments Off

Forget where to where. Very nice. Very Hilly highlands cycling.


Pots from 1st leg

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Day 1 – Xining to Hainan

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

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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Shangri-La to Kathmandu – Leg 1

Posted by on Jan 9, 2012 in Planned, Tibet 2012 & 2013 | Comments Off

Leg 1

Mid September 2012 – 20 days. 1600km or so. Shangri-La to Lhasa









Planned Route


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2. Hainan to Naodao (bird island)

Posted by on Jul 1, 2012 in 2012 07 Qinghai | 2 comments


Strange sleep & dreams, cramp, feel hungover but not drank anything. ah the pleasures of altitude. 8am or so start with some greezzey noodles. strong head wind most of the day, overcast and some rain. seat post seased in cycle and seat pointing up too high. not fun.

stopped for lunch at some half way junction. started to feel a bit more normal after that. arrived hotel 3.30. another ripoff, no hot water till 730!! whats up with that. people still need to get to grips with basic hygiene here. someone should really start a nice backpacker / cycling hostel chain in China.

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Shangri-La to Kathmandu – Leg 2

Posted by on Jan 9, 2012 in Tibet 2012 & 2013 | Comments Off

Leg 2

May 2013 – 20 days. 1200km or so. Lhasa to Kathmandu









Planned Route

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3. Bird Island to Gongca

Posted by on Jul 2, 2012 in 2012 07 Qinghai | 1 comment

60km. Short relaxed day off. Another night of not sleeping so well. Serious difficulty waking up. Ok breakfast and on the bike for 3 hours. Nice easy ride . Tomorrows going to be a tough one. Staying in some Tibetan town. Catching up with the washing. Actually i should not be complaining so much in my blogs on the places here. Huge improvement over what it must of been like here when i first arrived in china. no ok hotel, no heating, no hot water, terrible food, nuclear test (its an old test site), no internet, no phone, terrible roads, etc. if you’ve got some money life is not so hard these days. country side is nice and, big. really get the sense you are on top of the world.

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