End: Baiyu, Sichuan, China
Avg: 10.1 k/h
Max: 34.5 k/h
Total: 9651 km
Total riding days: 112
Riding hours: 0940 - 1600
A few kilometres on the switchbacks to the beautiful pass.
These few kilometres, despite climbing to around 4300 metres, are the easiest of the Batang-Baiyu ride - gentle grade, decent surface for the most part.
Prayer flag zone at the top littered with broken beer bottles.
Eagles soar under and over the pass.
Butt-crunching, bike-bashing descent on icy, melt-water-rutted road.
Hit the Ganzi - Baiyu highway for the last 15 km - it's sealed!