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17th May 2016 - Beautiful & Amazing Teammate

Clare

Long Bao (4300m) to Zhido (4200m), another over 100 km ride today for our riders. The first 12 km is a steep ascending to a pass at 4797m elevation, so far the highest. 98km of gentle rolling road took us to a city of fairy tale (quote from John), we would never picture a city this big in a place like this. After couple days riding in the rain and snow today we finally got our good weather back.

隆宝(4300米)到治多(4200米)全程110公里,前12公里的路程直接把我们带到了海拔4797米的垭口,亦迄今为止我们所翻越的最高山口。紧接着便是起伏不断的98公里下行至治多县城,在经历了连续两天雨雪天气之后今天我们终于又和好天气结缘了。高原牧场群山两侧围绕数不完的牛,看不完的景色。

Yaks in the fields

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16th May 2016 - Sweetest Smile

Sweet Smile

Yu Shu (3700m) to Long Bao Village (4300m), a distance of 80km with gentle uphills. Today, our riders experienced multiple weather conditions, started off with drizzles in the morning upon departure from Yu Shu, then, 20Km down the road it started to snow.

We managed to find a spot for our picnic lunch and after lunch, the sun began to appear slowly. We had a good 20 mins of sunlight and a heavy snow storm hit us out of nowhere. Strong wind in this valley with heavy clouds upon the pass, not a good day to camp.

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14th & 15th May 2016 - A Ride in Snow

Riding in Snow

Shi Qu to Yu Shu, within this 147km distance we have two big passes to climb, one of them is so far the highest we have been on, "An Ba La" elevation, 4700m. There is a huge temperature drop last night in this area, it starts to snowing around midnight, strong wind. After a hearty breakfast we started our journey.

石渠(4200m)到玉树(3700m)全长147km, 途经两座垭口,其中安巴拉垭口是迄今为止我们翻越的海拔最高的一座(4700米)。昨晚石渠温度骤降,半夜下起了大雪,清晨起来的时候还没有要停的意思,远看垭口依旧乌云密布当下最想做的事情可能就是躺下再睡一觉吧,但是并没有用,包裹几圈穿的像个企鹅一样就这么出发了。

Yaks in Snow

When climbing the first pass, there is a nomad guy coming behind me on a motorbike, his curiosity...


13th May - Two Days Without a Signal

Yaks

Last couple of days, we were riding in a section where there is neither wifi nor even a cell signal. After over 200km of riding we arrived one of the highest county in the world, "Shi Qu".

过去的两天里都没有手机信号,今天我们骑出来了,在经历200多公里的路程之后,我们来到了世界上海拔最高的县城之一石渠。

Normads

12th May, we started off from Ma Ni Gan Ge to Guo Ying Mu Chang (89km), we switch from National Expressway G317 to S217. There is an obvious drop of traffic we didn't see much vehicles on S217. Road condition is absolutely fantastic with views of...


11th May 2016 - Never Ending Hills

Beautiful Villages

Following the National Expressway G317, we rode from Ganzi (3360m) to Ma Ni Gan Ge (3866m). This 98 km long road is one of the smoothest road I have ever ridden on. After a 4050m pass follows rolling hills that we thought it's never gonna end. Headwinds and climbing elevations is our main dish today.

沿国道317从甘孜(3360m)到马尼干戈(3866m)的98公里路程是迄今为止我所骑过的路况最好的一段了,路面平整起伏,途经一座海拔4050m的垭口,以及无数个起伏的山坡。逆风和爬坡是今天的主角。

National Expressway

Weather is great as usual, the bright sun accompanied us all the way. Very few villages in this vast valley, when passing through a mani pile...