The team flown from the Yunnan Region to the Capital of the Sichuan Province, Chengdu.
Correct , from the capital of the spicy food, like the Sichuan Paste that you find at Tesco, to the Spice Girls, not the famous band. But the astonishing beauty of the girls from this region due to the aproximity with Tibet .Also not to forget the Panda breeding centre.
Thanks to Rob & Daniel, I was invited to attend the Jintang Cup Elite Race, 96km Criterium race which only last just 2 hours and 3 minutes, furious definitely, fast maybe. The organizers again was the Laochemi Group, and again it was well organized. The location was the worldwide re-known location of the ITU World Cup stage of Chengdu.
During the race words were exchanged with various riders, nationalities from this small event were South Africans , Kiwis , Aussies, Italians, Hong Kong and Chinese riders.
The following day the team woke up, with a beautiful sunshine and excuses were not allowed to not ride the bike. I have managed to pulled a GPX File from my previous visits.
We then hit the road, following Mr GPX and it was like I remembered. FLABBERGASTING.
Flab..... WHY? We rode past by little villages , little communities, a friend of mine would say: “you can feel the LOVE,SHARING & COMMUNITY FEELING” this is what make 2 wheels or 2 legs appreciate . Something that a stinky engine will not make you do that.
We did found some amazing coffee shops when we returned to the City Centre and they were extraordinary cool or “RAD”,like some people would call them.
One of the next blog will be a collection of photo to summaries the 2 weeks trips.
Ciao from the SD Team.
BE SAFE & BE SEEN.