Past rides

2009 05 Vietnam L2

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

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


Pots from 1st leg

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3. Bird Island to Gongca

Posted by on Jul 2, 2012 in Uncategorized | 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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Finish up

Posted by on Apr 12, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Good trip and got me set for the year.

Link to video



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Day 4

Posted by on Jul 3, 2012 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

think about 170km

started off lucky. ended up unlucky. got turfed out of the town i was meant to stay by the police. foreigners not welcome. to sleep.



long strait line in middle was in car. end part not shown the place i was mean to stay and having to go back again.

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Spring ride to Hanoi

Posted by on Apr 15, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

think about 750km or so. think 9 days. lots of hills.

Fly to Kuming / Car to Shiping, cycle to Hanoi, Fly out.


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5. Back to Xining

Posted by on Jul 4, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off


Woke up with the normal hungover feeling, some truck horns and morning call to prayer (Hui muslim part of the world). some mutton soup, bread and coffee and off again. first 2km was nice and relaxed and then 1000m climb. Think body getting alimatized as dealing with hard climb at 4000m was ok. breathtaking views of the areas us foreigner tourists are not allowed to visit.  then a long sharp downhill. Another filling of noodles for lunch, actually getting much better and then 60km odd into Xining (capital of the province / where started). Enjoying a pizza and bottle of red wine in a xining italian restaurant. one cannot complain.

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