Start: Hami, Xinjiang, China
End: Sandaoling, Xinjiang, China
Distance: 86 km
Avg: 16.6 k/h
Max: 25.9 k/h
Total: 12,043 km
Total riding days: 161
Riding hours: 1145 - 1800
Trucks come past carrying beehives. A number of bees fail to observe basic safety precautions and are not wearing seatbelts. As a result they fall out, doomed to a sad and rather lonely death in the desert - but before that, they have time to buzz around a bit and try to fly up my nose, mouth, shirt, etc.
STOP THIS CRUEL TRADE!
END LIVE BEE EXPORTS!
From the west, coal trucks chunter past lobbing hunks of coal at me as they go.
And then some unexpected wildlife pops up at the roadside.
Life is rarely dull on the G312.