Now in Dali. Had to take a shorter route today because the road is under construction. Travelled 6 miles on unmade roads then cycled around the the beautiful lake. Entered the old town through the East gate which had a pagoda on top. Had lunch at the 'Green Lodge Back-packers Hostel', had to wait quite a while as only two staff.
Weather very nice again today, 30 deg+. Looking forward to tomorrow, as we are going up a mountain in a cable car to 4000m. Nothing else to report, there have been no problems and no breakdowns, touch wood!
I am a retired engineer, born in 1945, who loves cycle touring. I have ridden Lands End John O Groats, C2C, the Three Towers (Blackpool - London -Paris Blackpool), European section of North Sea Cycle Route (Rotterdam to Bergen, 3,500 km), several sportives and trips to Spain and the Alps, Slovenia, Albania, Macedonia, Turkey, Japan, Kerala and Tamil Nadu (India), Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Australia, including Tasmania and New Zealand. Kyushu Japan, USA, Republic of Ireland and Sicily. I ride several sportives each year and ride one day every week with some retired riders and usually lead a gr... full info