Day 215. 112km. Crossroads 209/G317 – Small village

Posted: December 13, 2015 in China, Cycling
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I dropped 1000m today to a warm, sunny place. Kids were swimming in the river. People were drinking beer on terraces on the river shore in the town. Today I just felt tired. My friend the headwind was back, and this evening I was informed there’s 100km of roadworks ahead. Tired.

Tibetan village

Tibetan village

I need to cycle 100km each day to get to Shangri La in time to extend my Chinese visa. There are other solutions, but, it would be good to get there in time by bike. 100km is fine in usual conditions. The Tibetan Plateau is good at throwing up non-normal conditions. This is all making me tired.

The valley was beautiful. Here are some photos.

Tibetan tourist village

Tibetan tourist village

The river

The river

Tibetan bridge

Tibetan bridge

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    What a lovely little village. I think the headwind is not a ‘friend’ but a nemesis!

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