Day 232. 88km. Lijiang – Shigudiqing – Diannan

Posted: December 30, 2015 in China, Cycling
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A fixed bike and a rest day in Lijiang, including an early 20,000km celebration, meant I was all ready to continue on towards Dali. It was grey with a few drops of rain, making for a rather uninteresting ride.

The scenery is changing

The scenery is changing

Thank-you Ann – one of the friends I met in the Tiger Leaping Gorge. She spent all afternoon looking around Lijiang for a bike shop that would try to help me. She was doing this while I was destroying the screw holding my frame together in Shigudiqing.

After about half an hour of despair in the bike shop, where the screw refused to budge, finally, after a bit of RX7 lubricant and elbow grease, the guy in the shop finally got it to move, and we were able to fit the new carbon drive.

I decided to stay in Lijiang and spend the day with Ann rather than return in the car to Shigudiqing to continue today in the rain.

American lunch

American lunch



  1. You’ve had a few challenges along the way!! But 20000 is quite a milestone!!

  2. Eliza Waters says:

    It is amazing how luck follows you. You get in jams, but through determination, perseverance, (maybe a little cursing), and a little help from kind souls, you manage to work through it. Best wishes to you in 2016!

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