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Published: June 15th 2013
3 days on the bike!
Day 1 = from Wuwei to Yong Chang. I rode 5 hours and did about 70km, going uphill, facing strong wind. Grey sky. Boring scenery. I wanted to give up and hop on a train to Zhangye… I found a nice hotel room at Yong Chang just before it started raining. A day to forget? Well… I got a good work out out of it!
Day 2 = From Yong Chang to Shan Dan. 9 hours on the bike (about 160km) through amazing mountainous scenery: green fields boarded by snow-capped mountains under beautiful blue sky. I probably took a wrong turn (I travel without a GPS) but I ended up on the smallest and most beautiful roads in the middle of nowhere. I ran across very, very few cars and even fewer trucks and the whole way was so quiet, so peaceful. It was A MA ZING! The last 2 hours to Shan Dan were fun because I crossed many small mud walled villages where farmers (and sheep) waved at me. I got to Shan Dan with a big grin on my face, happy and proud to have covered the distance in a day.
I slept well that one night…
Day 3 = From Shan Dan to Ma Ti Si: another beautiful ride (about 90km) through the desert and later on some green-field-areas surrounded by splendid mountains. Pictures from this 3rd
day will follow on my next blog.
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