Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Day 172 - Cycling the Batang - Baiyu road (4)

Start: Camp, below second pass on Batang-Baiyu road, Sichuan, China
End: Baiyu, Sichuan, China
Distance: 48km
Time: 4'48"
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!


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