PHOTO OF THE DAY - My new best friend
What a difference a day and a 45kph reduction in wind makes. A joyous day, on the way to the edge of the Gobi desert where the photos do most of the talking. The man above and his colleague provided great entertainment as their frequent breakdowns and my frequent rest breaks created a situation where we overtook each other persistently for 50km.
Quite a few celebrity photos today, the best of which was with this young couple who flagged me down to present me with two cans of Red Bull.
Enjoy the photos. I don't want to waste valuable time in Linhe, which seems a lovely little city, or limit my time in the bath! Yes that's right I've got a bath!
APRIL 16: WUYUAN to Linhe- 83KM
Start Time: 09.00,
Finish Time: 17.00
Hours Cycling: 7
Hours Pushing: 0!
Number of Dead Dogs: 3
Number of Dead Sheep Rotting on the Side of the Road: 3 (not enough to put me off lamb for tea)
PHOTO EVERY HOUR - TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT: The Prancing Sheep Statue
The I didn't really want to do mistranslations and road signs but some of them are just too good not to share section
This is where I update on my progress. Expect lots of fabricated statistics and dated music references.