Day 1098 23rd July 2019 37 miles (To vang Vieng) Average speed 6.5 mph Top speed 28 mph Probably my toughest day yet. I pushed the bike for at least 3 miles up mountains, through jungle and was terrified of the final descent through rocks and mud but I survived somehow. Real backpackers … [Read more…]
Day 1097 22nd July 2019 32 miles (Ban keun to Hinheuptay ) Average speed 10.4 mph Top speed 32 mph A good day but a poorly one! I got up late and left at 12 after getting my drying back from the owner. Stupidity meant that I didn’t stop for noodles at the restaurant I … [Read more…]
Day 1096 21st July 2019 35 miles (Ban khoksivilai to ban keun) Average speed 10.5 mph Top speed 20 mph A good day. I got up late at 11 after another late night having dinner with Roger. I showered and packed and left at 12 not having to check out as I didn’t have a … [Read more…]
Day 1095 20th July 2019 33 miles (Vientiane to ba khoksivilai ) Average speed 10.6 mph Top speed 23 mph I was awake for a good breakfast of fried eggs with salad and coffee. Then I rested in the dormitory with the Chinese and checked out at 12. On the ride to the football stadium … [Read more…]
Day 1094 19th July 2019 Vientiane Today I spent some more time on the bike and relaxing a bit Tomorrow I will be celebrating 3 years since I left London. I hope to be watching two games of football at the Laos national stadium near Vientiane. My third bike computer tells me that … [Read more…]
Day 1093 18th July 2019 9 miles (Vientiane ) Average speed 7.7 mph Top speed 17 mph Computer working A visit to a bike shop and then a relaxing time at the hotel New ihouse hotel 70000 kip.
Day 1092 17th July 2019 60 miles (Nakan to Vientiane ) No computer A good day despite the wheel. I got up at 7.30 and showered with the thousands of ants sharing my bathroom and the beetle dying in the corner of the room. I packed and went for coffee at the cafe and used … [Read more…]
Day 1091 16th July 2019 10 miles. (Thouay To nakene) Computer broken after one drop too many. I went to Ban Na as recommended and passed a big temple on the way Then stopped briefly here Moukadameun leusha resort. 60000 kip.
Day 1090 15th July 2019 42 miles (Pakxan to thouay ) Average speed 13.6 mph Another stressful day with concern over the rear wheel. I was awake at 8 despite not sleeping until 1.30 after watching England win the World Cup. I had coffee, showered and packed, then left at 11.30. As I checked out … [Read more…]
Day 1089 14th July 2019 Pakxan A day off repairing spokes. Say mong khoune Guesthouse 80000 kip