Old 03-19-09, 07:03 AM
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jbpence
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just got back from a side trip - took busses all over SE Yunnan. What a great place. flew from Kunming to Wenshan then bus to Puzhehei (large shallow lake and georgeous karst topography) , Bamei (idyllic isolated Zhuang minority village only reachable via polled boat through a 1 km long cave), Jianshui (Ancient Confucian Temple and scattered great architecture) and Xinje (mountains with extensive Hani rice terraces). Lots of photos, will post a link to a blog (it wasn't a bike tour so not posting here)

Planning first bike tour now, likely ride from Kunming->Dali->Tiger Leaping Gorge->Dali then train back to Kunming. Expect to leave soon.

if anyone reading this has experience with the old road from Kunming to Dali: should I skip this and take the train to dali, then ride? is it worth the extra miles? there is a road older than the new expressway, it looks like it will take a good bit of time to get to dali. I'm fine with t he time, unless the area is just not worth the time. (it definately could be, you dont have to get far from Kunming until you hit pretty good mountains and scenery)
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2009 Custom TI Frame Road Bike, all 2007 Campy Record, Campy Euros Wheelset
2009 Custom TI Frame touring Bike. S&S couplers, XTR Drivetrain. LOW granny.
2009 Performance Bicycles TI (by Lynsky) road frame, 7900 DA, 7950 DA Compact Crank, Light Niobium Rim Wheels
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