Thursday, April 20, 2006

Day 230 - cycling from Yushu to Rong Po Zhen

Start: Yushu (Jyeku), Qinghai, China
End: Rong Po Zhen, Qinghai, China
Distance: 73 km
Time: 6'27"
Avg: 11.2 k/h
Max: 51.5 k/h
Total: 10315 km
Total riding days: 123
Riding hours: 1140 - 1850

Hauled myself out of Yushu, over a 4600 metre pass into the Rong Po valley, with its lake, its black-necked cranes, its trans-Himalayan migratory geese, its relentless chasing dogs, etc.

I didn't get out of town in time. Yesterday's tailwind had turned to become the familiar westerly by the time I got on my bike.

Looking back down the valley to Yushu.

The first pass out of Yushu on the road west to Qumalai (Qumarleb).

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