Travelsonabike2 China Thursday 18th-October-2012

Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 is cycle touring in China on Thursday, 18th-October-2012. Turpan to Shanshan. 60 miles. After being lazy for the past couple of days, I managed to get my arse in gear and move!

It was definitely a wise move turning back the other day. Shortly after I’d reached the point at which I turned around on Monday, the road started to climb and there would have been no way I would have been able to do it against that wind.

Not a huge distance cycled today. Looking at the map it didn’t look as if there was anything for the next 100 miles or so!

The only problem when I stop early. I always seem to have trouble finding a hotel. I’m in the third one I tried tonight, the Ruichang Grand Hotel, which ain’t so grand anymore! It’s no worse than any other hotel. It just makes me laugh, the grand part implying that it is something special. Maybe 15 or 20 years ago, but certainly not now!

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