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  1. #11 Re: The Middle Kingdom Ride 
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    Felix, we'll be sure to keep everyone posted on our progress. Would be great to catch up for a bit on the home-stretch. Thanks for your support. Ryan Pyle.
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    Hello Ryan,

    good luck for your project. Don't forget to knock at our doors once you pass by in Dong Guan and Fuzhou...


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    Ryan, there are definitely ferries that go from Yantai to Dalian, although I'm uncertain whether you can take a motorcycle or car. The problem in China is if I ask someone 5 people will say you can take cars and bikes, 3 will say ferries are for foot passengers only, and 2 will say the ferries can only take cars, so asking is futile! The only way I can find out is to go to Yantai and try to put my bike on a ferry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZMC888 View Post
    Ryan, there are definitely ferries that go from Yantai to Dalian, although I'm uncertain whether you can take a motorcycle or car. The problem in China is if I ask someone 5 people will say you can take cars and bikes, 3 will say ferries are for foot passengers only, and 2 will say the ferries can only take cars, so asking is futile! The only way I can find out is to go to Yantai and try to put my bike on a ferry!
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    Ok Humanbeing or someone he knew did it this year, so that means that it is possible!
    Without consciousness, space and time are nothing; in reality you can take any time -- whether past or future -− as your new frame of reference. Death is a reboot that leads to all potentialities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanjpyle View Post
    ZMC888, do you know if I can take the ferry from Yantai, Shandong to Dalian, Liaoning with my motorcycle? Thanks, Ryan Pyle.
    One of the girls who works for me found out that all of the below say yes, it is possible with a bike. Check for schedules, Chinese only.
    1,Yantai port烟台港
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    23# Haigang Road ,Zhifu District ,Yantai
    烟台市芝罘区海港路23号
    2, Yantai Salvage port烟台打捞局港
    Tel : 0535-6807574
    100# East Road of Zhifu Island, Zhifu District ,Yantai
    烟台市芝罘区芝罘岛东路 100号
    3, Yantai Huanhai Terminal
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    Should be a grand adventure! Great work on the website too!

    Expect some hassles at Tashkorgan and good luck on 219!

    Can't wait for the pictures. What camera gear are you guys taking?

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    Looks like a good ride. Looking forward to the report.

    CrazyCarl yes except some delays at Taskurgan.

    It is still a nervous situation for the gov in xin jinag.

    We had problems getting a visa to China lately because of our links /time there.

    I know of another American boy getting grilled just because he spent 2 months there.

    I would not like to be traveling Highway 219 in September.

    The Kazak's are leaving the summer mountain pastures in the Tian shan late August.I 'd follow there lead.

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    The snow came early last year in shihezi and was still getting a good fall in April this year.Very rare.

    Certainly would not like to be stuck out on 219 in bad weather.

    I would not rely on your Garmin GPS to much you can read about the reports in threads here but basically there out by something like 400 mtrs.

    Some people use them some people hate them.I found them Ok for Xin jiang except the big cities where you may as well turn it off.

    Can't beat a map and compass still.
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    It looked to me you had planned to travel out to the Pakistan border.

    Be aware that it is still closed at Khunjerab Port, 430 km from Kashgar in Taxkorgan county on the western Pamirs plateau. Due to avalanche closing the road.Normally the road is open in May.

    Who knows what happened is happening on highway 219 the last winter and now?
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    G219 in Tibet is perfect to drive in September, dry and no rain at all.

    btw:
    Please pay attention that the beginning of the G219 from Xinjiang into Tibet has a crazy altitude increase. On just 220 km it climbs from under 1400m to over 5000m!!!
    This can end up deadly if you don’t come prepared.
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