Thursday, January 26, 2006

Day 146 - Cycling to Qiaotou, aka Tiger Leaping Gorge Town

Start: Diannan, Yunnan, China
End: Qiaotou, China (Yunnan, still) - aka Hutiaoxia zhen, Tiger Leaping Gorge Town
Distance: 95 km
Time: 5'31"
Avg: 17.1 k/h
Max: 42.5 k/h
Total: 8850 km
Total riding days: 97
Riding hours: 1000 - 1640

A big climb up and then a big descent down to the Yangtze valley, below 1800 metres. I'm lower than Dali again. And the worst of it is that I have to climb over 3500 metres and then descend AGAIN to the Yangtze at 2000 metres before I can climb again.

If you visit this place, be sure to pay a visit to the Lai Ya Leisure Bar, which offers: "Deposits, accommodation, scattering visitors, reception, wackers, and information".

High above I see the first real snowy mountains of the ride, including Haba Mountain at 5396 metres.

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