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2014 10 North Yunnan

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in Blog, Cycle | 0 comments

2014 10 North Yunnan

A nice multi day ride in northern Yunnan doing a loop from Lijiang to Shangrilia and back.  Day 1 Lijiang to Tiger Leaping Gorge – 170km – Indirect, broken chain, return lijiang.   Day 2 Tiger Leaping Gorge to Bai Shui Tai – 70km. Large climb, landside, trek downhill with bikes.    Day 3 Bai Shui Tai to Shangrilia – 120km. Tiring high altitude cycling   Day 4 Rest and walks. Vist around the site in the morning and then afternoon to the cable car with a 10km run downhill. Felt like i was running uphill due to the 4500m altitude!    Day 5 Shangrilia to a small town on the river. 160km. A full on breakfast and a nice cold ride around the lake. Followed by a short uphill and then a short downhill down the main road. Left hand turn and a 20km 1000m downhill to the Yantze. Strong headwind with simple lunch stop ends up being more tiring than we thought. Ferry over the river to our little town and simple but clean hotel. Nice fish dinner.   Day 6 Good sleep and start at first light. Good average along the river without much wind. After 70km or so we hit the hill and cycle up about 700m. Then a little downhill into Lijiang. Nice lunch and long flight home. No pictures for the...

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2014 Morganshan – DaShan East Tianmu

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in Blog, Cycle | 0 comments

2014 Morganshan – DaShan East Tianmu

A nice 140 to 160km ride through the hills west of Morganshan....

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North Yunnan – 14th October – Cycle

Posted by on Oct 5, 2014 in Cycle, Slider | 0 comments

North Yunnan – 14th October – Cycle

I’m taking my HKU students on a plant / conservation trip to North Yunnan in October and need to get some cycling training in as well. 4 to 5 days of early morning cycling. Its at altitude so not easy. Google Earth File: 2014YunnanGE.kml Blue = cycling day 1 – Lijiang to Tiger Leaping Gorge Orange = cycling day 2 and maybe 3 – TLG to Shangri-La. Green = cycling day 4 and maybe 5 – ShangriLa to near Lijiang. 14th – Tuesday About 100 to 120km – 1000m+ climbs. Early morning ride to Botanical garden. Ride Lijiang back road to Ferry. Cross and sleep other side of river in Tiger Leaping Gorge. For those that don’t know TLG its one of the greatest gorges around and well worth the night and early morning views. Spectacular cycling. (Ferry Crossing)   (Views over the gorge) 15th – Wed 150km + with 3000m + climbing (sorry profile below is inverted – ready it right to left). Early morning ride up and up on the back (east) road to to SGL.  Possible sleep / night on way. See how get on. Some spots to visit and maybe stay. Worse case bail out and get car to SGL. (Cycling along the gorge) 16th – Thurs As above with early morning start, finish mid day in Shangrilia or if got to SGL in one day, rest and visits. 17th Fri / 18th Sat Visit around Shangri-La 19th – Sun 200km with 1600m + decent. Possible stay one night in find nice place or power into Lijiang for early flight to SH.   20th – Mon Yangtze – up to Lijiang, pack bikes and late flight back to SH. (Taken from plane – Snow mountain on left – Yangtze on right) ———— Previous trip – first day was similar. 2nd and 3rd not. Pictures from previous trip (flickr – Need VPN in PRC). Gives and idea of what it looks like....

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Messed up site

Posted by on Oct 5, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The old site used a lot of google / other plugins etc and since these are now blocked in China i’ve had to remove them and things are a bit of a mess. Sorry.

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Trip to Yunnan with HKU Students

Posted by on Oct 13, 2013 in Teach & Learn | 0 comments

Trip to Yunnan with HKU Students

2013 October Trip Plant Hunting In Northern Yunnan with some of my HK University students Vist...

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