Friday, October 21, 2005

Day 49 - Nanning to Shangsi

Start: Nanning, Guangxi province (south-western China)
End: Shangsi, Guangxi province (south-south-west of Nanning, towards Vietnamese border)
Distance: 112 km
Time: 5'53"
Avg: 19 k/h
Max: 50 k/h
Total: 3398 km
Total riding days: 38
Roadkill: Snakes, rats
Riding hours: 1215 - 1835

Left after lunch. Muggy. Got lost coming out of Nanning. Nanning, like most cities round the world, is very happy to accept incoming roadsigns for hundreds of miles around, but is loath to offer directions to anywhere else. Ended up on the airport expressway; right direction, wrong road. Tried again, and found a winding gravel road that eventually took me onto the G322.

The G322, the direct road to Pingxiang and the border, is fairly narrow and busy, so after 50km or so I turned off and headed south to Shangsi, on a nice road across some low rolling hills.

1 comment:

  1. Well I have followed your trip from devon to china. It is very informative, and I myself done all of them mini trips, in comparison to yours...Am working up to a long long trip in the year am going to cycle from Krakow to maybe not sure yet...every year I do a little trip but to be quite honest I would like to do a few years one lol...that is why I like reading your journal....need tips ...Merry Xmas and happy new year