Liyang unpacks after one of our
first riding days. Gansu, China.
Spectators look in as we stop for a little food shopping and a
break in Amdo. Qhinghai, China.
Crossing the enormous basin that covers a large part of the Qhinghai
Sometimes it just seemed like an endless stone desert. It was
some place in here that John would often recite his favorite quote
from Laurence of Arabia, "Laurence, no one has crossed the
Nufud desert and made it out alive!".Qhinghai, China.
When the head winds got to be to much we would just
walk the bikes, it ended up being at about fast as trying to battle
the string winds, Qhinghai, China.
After reaching Golmud we turned south toward the Kun Lun mountains
that form the northern border of the Tibetan plateau. This Chinese
vegetable seller decided that he would walk the 720 miles/ 1200KM
to Lhasa. He had no food and no blankets. The last time we say
him he was trying to thaw himself out after a bitterly cold night.
Liyang, digs out some raisin and snacks for a road side break.
As we got further into Tibet the roads quickly turned into into
large patches of mud. These gentlemen on the tractors are the
local road repair crew. Amdo, Tibet.
After crossing the Kun Lun Shan mountains we stayed up above 13,000
ft./ 4000m for days on end. Amdo, Tibet.
This part of Tibet has very few towns or villages, most of the
inhabitants are Tibetan nomads, like this family. Amdo, Tibet.
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