Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Day 40 - Diping to Sanjiang

Start: Diping, Guizhou province (south-western China)
End: Sanjiang, Guangxi province
Distance: 69km
Time: 5'54"
Avg: 11.6 k/h
Max: 30.5 k/h
Total: 2765 km
Total riding days: 32
Roadkill: Not on a road like this
Riding hours: 0800 - 1545

Supposed to be a national trunk road, the G321, but it's in a terrible condition and unsealed. Arrive covered in dust.

Met Li Chong Ling, a Chinese cyclist who left his home in Fujian province in 2001 and has been riding around China ever since. He's just 3 months from the end of his 5-year ride, in which time he has ridden in every province of China (apart from Taiwan...). When he needs money, he works in road crews for a few months - they pay 30 yuan a day (about 2 pounds). He says it's best in Tibet, where they pay more - 50 yuan/day.

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