Saturday, November 12, 2005

Day 71 - Lai Chau to Dien Bien Phu

Start: Lai Chau, Vietnam
End: Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam
Distance: 106 km
Time: 7'15"
Avg: 14.6 k/h
Max: 49 k/h
Total: 4545 km
Total riding days: 52
Roadkill: the road, being bulldozed and JCB'd into oblivion in a couple of places

Another long, hot, hard day. The legs are struggling.

Dien Bien Phu is the scene of the final defeat of the French in their efforts to keep hold of their empire in Indochina. I will stay here a couple of days to rest and look around.

Met a couple of Germans on a motorbike.

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