Pedaling from the Black Forest to the Yellow Sea
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Day 245 (China): km marker 1046 on G310 - shed at km marker 931 on G310 (pollution abounds here)

daily distance: 114km
total distance: 14,466km
riding time: 6h 

There isn’t much to report. It was a dull and grey day for the most part. I am starting to feel the pollution in the air here which is getting worse and worse the further I seem to go East. My lungs were burning, but maybe this was just my imagination. Who knows.

Later on I got into more rural areas which made things better … and the sky turned a nice blue as well. And the area is hilly. A few days ago I thought that I would be out of the hills and that back then I would be doing the last climbing. I was so wrong again. China is always misleading you. Here is what the story of the day was. One after the other. Constant ups and downs. Stiff drops and steep climbs on the other side. But they were good and the riding was nice.

I am now less than tata … 1000km (make that 620 miles) away from the coast. Too bad this is much more than the sign on the freeway, which indicated less than 880km today. But at any rate, I am drawing closer and closer now. Keep the fingers crossed that things are going well.

I found a shed for the night to hunker down … I was really, really tired.

1 comment

1 Antoinette { 11.26.08 at 8:43 am }

I am trying to get my head around the fact that you are so close to your destination. In the bigger scheme of things it is only a stones throw away. Have been too engrossed in your adventure to notice the distance or time. Strongs for the last part of your journey. There is still thousand kilometers of adventure to be had.

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