A very, very, VERY long day


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2. Beijing 03.04.08

3. Beijing 04.04.08

4. Beijing 05.04.08

MAP 1 Beijing-Yingxian

5. Beijing-LouCun 06.04.08

6. Lou Cun-YudouCun 07.04.08

7. YudouCun-Laiyuan 08.04.08

8. Laiyuan-Wangzhuang 09.04.08

9. Wangzhuang-Hunyuan 10.04.08

MAP 2 Yingxian-Taiyuan

10. Hunyuan-Dai Xian 11.04.08

11. Dai Xian-Xinzhou 12.04.08

12. Xinzhou-Taiyuan 13.04.08

MAP 3 Taiyuan-Linfen

13. Taiyuan-Pingyao 14.04.08

14. Pingyao 15.04.08

15. PingyaoHuozhou 16.04.08

16. Houzhou-Xiangfen 17.04.08

17. Xiangfen-Hejin 18.04.08

MAP 4 Linfen-Weinan

18. Hejin-Heyang 19.04.08

19. Heyang-Dali 20.04.08 Heyang-Dali

20. Dali-Xi'an 21.04.08

21. Xi'an 22.04.08

22. Xi'an 23.04.08

23. Xi'an 24.04.08

24. Xi'an 25.04.08

MAP 5 Weinan-Hanzhong

25. Xi'an-Mazhao 26.04.08

26. Mazhao-Yangxian 27.04.08

27. Yangxian-Mian Xian 28.04.08

28. Mian Xian-Ningqiang 29.04.08

29. Ningqiang-Guangyuan 30.04.08

MAP 6 Hanzhong-Mianyang

30. Guangyuan-Jianmen Pass 01.05.08

31. Jianmen Pass-Zitong 02.05.08

32. Zitong-Loujiang 03.05.08

33. Luojiang-Chengdu 04.05.08

34. Chengdu 05.05.08

35. Chengdu 06.05.08

36. Chengdu 07.05.08

37. Chengdu 08.05.08

38. Chengdu 09.05.08

MAP 7 Mianyang-Maoxian

39. Chengdu-Dujiangyan 10.05.08

40. Dujiangyan-Miansi 11.05.08

41. Miansi-Maoxian 12.05.08

42. Maoxian 13.05.08

43. Maoxian 14.05.08

44. Maoxian 15.05.08

45. Maoxian 16.05.08

46. Maoxian 17.05.08

47. Maoxian 18.05.08

48. Maoxian-Chengdu 19.05.08

49. Chengdu-Chongqing 20.05.08

50. Chongqing-Wanzhou 21.05.08

51. Yangtze River 22.05.08

52. Yangtze River-Wuhan 23.05.08

53. Wuhan 24.05.08

54. Beijing 25.05.08

55. Beijing 26.05.08

56. Beijing 27.05.08

57. Beijing 28.05.08

58. Beijing 29.05.08

59. Beijing 30.05.08

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English Version 21

Thursday 22.04.08
Dali

Itís 6.30. Iím in bed with the quilt around me. Watched the CCTV9 weather forecast last night. Now I know itís just before 19.30.
The weather has gone crazy over most of China. 50 mm in Beijing, a new record. Down south 150 mm. Cold winds are blowing from the high plateaus in Tibet and Qinghai. Yes thank you, I have noticed!
It was all so fast, but I mean to understand, that the best spot to stay in should be around here. 5-17 degrees and no rain.
An opening of the window ajar tells me they were right. Itís cold but still no rain. I hope the wind wonít be blowing neither, but that will show out in the open.

 


Plastics as "greenhouses" Greenhouses covered with plastic

 

22.30
Xiían
That was my marathon. Once and never again. But I have to admit: first big goal is achieved Ė itís time for consideration and relaxation.
The day was without bright spots. The wind wasnít as hard as yesterday, but pure headwind. I even started go the wrong direction. Trusted my nose too much and hadnít bothered looking at the map. If I had, I would have seen that Dali is a junction. So I wasted 6 km going along S202.
By the speed I was doing I soon realized, there wouldnít be much time for breaks, if I was to arrive before dark. So it was an unbearable day. I donít want to think about it.
And it GOT dark, but you donít use lights here normally, so my magnet lights prove to have some efficiency.
Han Tang Inn Youth Hostel was hard to find, so I didnít get there before 20.45. No surprise I was totally worn out.
 
136.25 km
13.38 km/t
10:10:40 tim
25.4 km/t

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