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.