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  1. #11 Re: October sacred Mountains trip 
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    Really looking like you are having fun. If you end up west of Yixing at any point, send me PM and you are welcome to stay at the country house and I will try and meet up with you for few miles... Glad you had some help to get things fixed and are back on the road. Keep the rubber side down.
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  2. #12 Re: October sacred Mountains trip 
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    the trip was completed a week or 2 ago.

    I had more problems and it turned out it was because I had too much weight loaded onto the back of the bike while riding (sometimes at speed) on the bumpy Chinese roads. I really had no idea that SO many roads would be SO bad. I live in the Beijing area and am used to Beijing roads which are pretty good. Anyway, the bolts holding my back frame to the mid-frame snapped. I got new bolts, reduced my load by 15 KG, added bamboo struts to the baggage mounts and stuck to the expressways as much as I could and I had no more problems the rest of the trip.

    As for details and photos of the trip, I recorded most of it in my blog so to avoid repeating the excersice I will just post links here, Unfortunately this blog is google hosted so it is not accessible in China without a VPN. Anyway, here it is:
    http://china.blog.leuze.ca/2016/10/s...moto-tour.html
    http://china.blog.leuze.ca/2016/10/s...ur-part-2.html
    http://china.blog.leuze.ca/2016/10/s...ur-part-3.html
    http://china.blog.leuze.ca/2016/10/s...ur-part-4.html
    http://china.blog.leuze.ca/2016/10/s...part-5_28.html
    http://china.blog.leuze.ca/2016/10/s...ur-part-6.html
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    I really had no idea that SO many roads would be SO bad.
    A very common mistake that most new riders to China make.?

    But in the end you made it that is the main thing and with the expreance you have grained from this ride will stand you in a good prosition for the next ride.

    Great blog
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