Arrived in Kunming after an exhausting journey. Had two 5 hour waits: the first in Helsinki and the second in Beiijing. Finally arrived in Kunming at 2.00pm (BST) 9.00pm (Kunming time). Its quite a mild night, about 18 deg C, still in shirt sleeves.Beautiful hotel, all marble floors, a very classy place! Am just off to build the bike then to bed. The ride tomorrow is only 30k to Shaqiao. Over and out.
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