Posts Tagged ‘Wengda’

Day 218. 77km. Wengda – Luhuo

Posted: December 16, 2015 in China, Cycling
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I cycled on the weather border. On one side was bright sun. On the other were the darkest of clouds. I cycled on the roadworks border. Behind me hell on earth. In front of me (mostly) prestine new road. And I cycled over a 4300m pass – my first 4000+ pass since Tajikistan.

The sunny mountains

The sunny mountains

At the top of the pass, I must have hit the true weather border. It started to rain. The wind changed direction. It looked threatening. But today I stayed in the sunny weather. This evening in Luhou I met 5 cyclists who cycled today on the dark side.. They got wet.

Looking towards the dark

Looking towards the dark

The high bridge

The high bridge

Day 217. 85km. Puxi – Wengda

Posted: December 15, 2015 in China, Cycling
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Exhausted. These roadworks are dreadful and consume all my conscience. 50km of relentless mudbaths, rock gardens, pools and trucks. No tranquillity. Any views obscured by mountains of rocks to be used in road construction. Oh. And I have diahorrea.

Temple in the evening

Temple in the evening

I cycled with Andy and Summer today. We enjoyed the mud together. Here are some photos of our ordeals.

Yuck!

Yuck!

Yuck!

Yuck!