Day 228. 47km. Cheese Factory – Geza

Posted: December 26, 2015 in China, Cycling
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The climb continued today with large quantities of pushing the bike. It just didn’t get any less steep until the very end. It remained beautiful, following the river to a bowl of rocky mountains. The road then climbed up the side to have a spectacular view over the valley.

Switchbacks

Switchbacks

The pass was around 4500m – a mammoth climb from the valley at 2350m, all on rocky, sandy, bumpy road. Still, the bad road didn’t matter. It was a challenge, in the sun, and in this beautiful, beautiful place. The bumpy road was more annoying on the way down, meaning that it was about 7km/h down (more than the 2km/h going up)..

The road up

The road up

Near the top

Near the top

Steep road up

Steep road up

Looking down from the pass

Looking down from the pass

Perched on the side of the hill

Perched on the side of the hill

Rocky peaks

Rocky peaks

Valley from above

Valley from above

Comments
  1. Eliza Waters says:

    Such incredible scenery and not a soul in sight. What a beautiful, wild place. Hats off to you for conquering this pass!

  2. Juliet says:

    Fantastic scenery, what a challenge! Looks a bit like NZ, but higher!

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