Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Day 19 - [near Yugan] to Nanchang

Start: village north of Yugan, Jiangxi province
End: western outskirts of Nanchang, capital of Jiangxi province
Distance: 110km
Time: 6'20" *
Avg: 17.4 k/h
Max: 32.5 k/h
Total: 981 km
Total riding days: 11
Roadkill: Birds, snakes, frogs, fish (!!)
Riding hours: 0840 - 1730

Still very hot, 38 degrees plus all day. Then after I stopped, 7pm suddenly the wind blew and the temperature dropped for the first time since I left Shanghai, down to a more comfortable mid-20s. Got some sleep at last. Busier road for the second half of today, a new road that isn't shown on my map, that cuts across the southern edge of Poyang lake, via a series of causeways and bridges. Ate my breakfast of fried noodles at a little pavement cafe, watching all the local rice-harvesting machines roll along the road into the village mechanic's shop for servicing.

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