OK Houston, Abergavenny, Bury-St-Edmunds, etc., we have a problem.
I can't access my blogging software from this part of China.
My cynical mind says that this is because I am in Xinjiang now, which is inhabited by people who don't think they are part of China. The Chinese government, which just wants to be loved, makes a special effort to prevent people in Xinjiang connecting with the outside world, believing that, deprived of the opportunity to love anybody else, the locals will love the Chinese government instead.
All of which explains (a) why I am feeling angry, and (b) why I can't give you the usual 2wheels photofest.
Laziness on my part accounts for the absence of the dull bits - mileage stats, etc.
So, instead, a quick summary: lots of desert, a few mountains, no pikas.
I am now in Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang, which I could call East Turkestan, but that would probably have the local Boys in Blue (formerly the Boys in Green) (plainclothes branch) round quicker than you can say "Independence for Uyghurs Now!"
The much-trumpeted auto-email-blog-update-notifier thing seems to be on the blink too. Sorry. Will see what I can do. Probably nothing, since I can't access the HS2HTCACM (Highly Sensitive 2wheels High Tech Command And Control Module).
I met a cyclist the other day who knows Ruth/Yellow Gloves! Do you think someone could tell Asmund/Pink Gloves ?
Until the revolution,