Today was a nightmare and I was forced into playing my spare day joker early. I was meant to cover 141km today but only covered 61km. I was waved off at 8am by the helpful staff at my hotel but within 5km I was riding straight into a fierce, polluted, and sandy headwind.
It was total misery. The G110 heads north rather than west, which was no use to me. I can't use the G6, which does head west because it's a motorway. I had intended to arrive in Yinchuan on Friday, the day before my friends, Jonny and Tom join me, but after 61km of riding into a wind of up to 50kph I decided to play my joker and forego that early arrival. I turned up at the only hotel in Wuyuan and after confusion, photos with drunk, dirty, smelly men I was in a room with a view of Wuyuan's public square.
Another visit from the police too, it's quite a service they provide. A friendly person turns up, copies your documents, asks what your doing, nods their head in approval and leaves.
With a bit of time on my hands I then went to see the sites. Documentation below.
APRIL 15: Urad Qianqi to Wuyuan - 61km
Start Time: 08.00
Finish Time: 15.30
Hours Cycling: 4
Hours Pushing: 3.5
Number of Dead Dogs: 5
Number of Photos with Stinky Men: 6
PHOTO EVERY HOUR - TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT: The Carpet with Wednesday on it in homage to the tv show teachers
PHOTO OF THE DAY - A beer for a rural boy
Extra special bonus photos of wuyuan's Tourism Sites
This is where I update on my progress. Expect lots of fabricated statistics and dated music references.