Monday, January 02, 2006

Day 122. Louang Namtha to near Nateui

Start: Near Louang Namtha, Laos
End: Near Nateui, Laos
Distance: 44 km
Time: 3'48"
Avg: 11.7 k/h
Max: 25.6 k/h
Total: 7395 km
Total riding days: 80
Riding hours: 0700 - 1755

Rear rack bolt shears off, leaving the stub of bolt stuck in the bolt hole. Not good. Genius mechanic in Louang Namtha welds a bit of metal to the stub, so he can grip it with pliers and unscrew it.

Wander round Louang Namtha, cook my usual meal of rice porridge with banana, splurge on some spring rolls in the market. Then front tyre blows out, loudly, to cheers from passers-by. Luckily I was rolling down the main street at 3 km/h at the time. I think at 40 km/h downhill a front tyre blowout could be less entertaining.

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