Saturday, June 27, 2009

Day of the Off Road

After having a Chinese breakfast with the soldiers we packed our bikes and went on our way, Husain was still not feeling any better so our guide rode his bike for the second day.

We knew we had more than 500 km to do today all the way to Golmud and saying goodbye to the Tibetan plateau. Again we were faced with many diversions of off-road riding due to construction, and at one time in the middle of an army convoy with slow trucks breathing their diesel fumes.

The last diversion was a difficult 8 km sand and mud track with stuck trucks and fast cars all over the place. Once we finished our selves and our bikes were full of dirt and sand.

We finally made it to Golmud by late afternoon, and rested for another expected long day tomorrow.


  1. We are currently in Beijing, however due to the long days and some places were the internet was not available the posts were delayed. I hope to have every thing up to date when I reach the US.

  2. AnonymousJuly 05, 2009

    Good riding from what I see ;)

    Good luck my friends & all the best from Aziz Al Mansoor & family

  3. AnonymousJuly 06, 2009

    Salam to all. (الحمد لله)that you are all OK and doing well.(ماشاءالله) Your scenes of humor still intact after all the difficulties you have been through. Next is Palin country where you can see Rasia from there(so she says).Good luck and may God be with you all along.
    Bu abdulrazaq

  4. حمدالله على لسلامة nice photos and videos keep them coming and wish you a safe journey