Snow Tunnel

Snow Tunnel

May 25, 2016 0 Comments

Shimano Ice Cubes

Yanshiping (4700m) to Tanggula Battle Post (4860m), this 52KM road suppose be a relaxing day but due to a major snow storm, it made the ride quite memorable. Ice chips on roads and thick snow around makes you feel like you are riding inside a snow tunnel.

With frozen brakes and a thick layer of ice covering BamAbu, the gear is not even functioning well. A 20 speed bike became only 2 speed bike. We had some rough times during uphills climbs as gaps in between each gear starts to fill up with ice. We have to switch between two gears to prevent it from freezing up. Our pedals basically became two ice cubes. Good things we are in good mood with positive attitude. Hey! It's only 52km :) 

We need Lubes!

 雁石坪(4700m)-唐古拉兵站(4860m), 今天52公里的距离本应较为轻松,但持续的暴风雪让这段路不得不意味深长。眼前铺满冰渣的路面和周围大雪的围绕,俨然行驶在一条冰雪铺出的隧道中。

第一次体验到刹车被冻住是有多么的无奈,车身基本被冰封,齿轮也渐渐被冻住,原本20速的变速,只有了2速,还的不停的来回转换以免齿轮间隙又被冻住了,脚踏板基本是两个冰块一踩一滑的。好在心情不错,算是难忘的一天吧。

Harsh weather

Tips

Lube your chain ASAP after a ride in rain or snow.

小贴士

雪天气过后应尽快给链条打上新的润滑油。

 Camping in Ice!




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