Day 191. 109km. Qijaojin – Sandoulin

Posted: November 19, 2015 in China, Cycling
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The rest-place on the freeway was occupied by a group of Chinese motorcyclists. We arrived and the cameras came out. All items on the bike were examined – bells rung, tyre pressure checked, panniers examined. I sat down and took out my sunscreen, which was ripped from my hand. What is it? Cameras pointed at me from all angles, I pulled out my phone and took a video.

Observers

Observers

The road climbed, onto ever higher plains skirting the mountains. It was here that I passed 16000km from Eindhoven.

16000km

16000km

Lunch was at the summit. A busload of Chinese tourists arrived, and it was an orgy of photos. Cameras and mobile phones abound. I posed dozens of times in front of the bike, giving the V sign or the thumbs up. I think we were the reason for the delayed departure of the bus. When we finally went for lunch, we found it had been paid for.

Comments
  1. Eliza Waters says:

    You’re a tourist attraction – ‘VERRY FAMOUS!’ 😀

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