Past

Past rides

2009 03 Fujian – Mud House

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

Trip to Fujian to look at the tulou / mud buildings in the mountains. hilly.

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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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2009 07 Algongquin Canada – not cycling

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

Change from cycling. In a boat.

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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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2009 04 Sichuan

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

Sichuan post earthquake & rebuild. Few days on a bike.

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2. Hainan to Naodao (bird island)

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

120km

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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