Leaving Bamei Town, heading west to our next destination is a 79Km ride, we are still in the Daofu County. After a 3960m pass is a 36km descending with a 960m elevation drop. Not long after we left the pass, clouds are gathering and a storm is waiting. Our hopes for a warm, bright and blue sky is far down the valley, where we are going to spend a night there. As we ride, strong winds kept coming from the left side of the road. In order to keep balance, most of the time we kept ourselves at a 85 angle leaning towards our left. Couple hours of battling with the storm, we arrived! Hot shower and some warm sunshine revealed our deepest appreciation.
BamAbu, when descending at a high speed today rear tire had a bit of interference (friction) with the chainstay. Analysis : when going through a very bumpy section of road at a high speed, it has a big impact and pressure on rims which causes deformation of the rims which then lead to the tire interfering with the chainstay. A few were adjustment made to get it back to normal. Lessons learnt : for building touring bike frames, we should allow more clearance between tire and chain stay so that even when there is a slight rim deformation, it will not affect the whole riding experience.
We are getting into a higher altitude. Drink lots of water, slow your pace down and let your body adapt to high attitude during the nex 2-3 days.
高反使得很多想来高原的朋友不得不多加思考到底要不要来， 做好以下两点能帮助你很好的适应高原气候。a,多喝水 b,放慢行动节奏，两三天后待身体慢慢适应后恢复可逐渐恢复运动节奏。