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Old 06-24-2013, 11:48 PM   #121
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Overnight stay in the Weichang Hotel, typical very basic Chinese hotel with a few associated restaurants and KTV / Karaoke outlets next door...

























Breakfast from the snack bag preferred as I am not a big fan of rice porridge, century eggs and dumplings....

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Old 06-25-2013, 12:04 AM   #122
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Some basic Weichang chinese food available in roadside restaurants and at street stalls....























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Old 06-25-2013, 12:05 AM   #123
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Great Wall section up the mountains from the famous Mutanyiu Great Wall area, no crowds on a Wednesday late afternoon, perfect opportunity for some pics.....













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Old 06-25-2013, 12:07 AM   #124
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Heading back to Beijing checking out a new bike shop, all tarted up and fully farkled Chang-Jiang 750 sidecar (China 1938 BMW R71 copy) on display....









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Old 06-26-2013, 07:38 AM   #125
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Quick visit to the Donghuamen Night Market not far from the Forbidden City and Tianamen Square in Beijing.
A sight in itself, the bustling night market near Wangfujing Dajie is a veritable food zoo...
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:40 AM   #126
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Relaxed afternoon run up the G45 expressway from Beijing to explore a remote Great Wall of China section between Simatei and Jinshaling near the Hebei province border.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:41 AM   #127
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Quick break and snack stop along the Black Dragon Pool Road in the mountains North of Beijing, pair of lizards perform a little sideshow.













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Old 06-26-2013, 07:42 AM   #128
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After the snack break on top, riding into the Black Dragon Pool valley for some exploring.























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Old 06-26-2013, 07:49 AM   #129
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Rolling back to Beijing, my second puncture right on the expressway, must have driven over a lane divider reflector or reflector bolt mounted into the asphalt as the hole was a perfect round, shaped like a bullet hole.
Had to use two sticky ropes to seal the puncture perfectly and secure. Now the real danger was standing in the right lane (emergency lane), in China crazy drivers use the emergency lane as a regular driving lane all the time..... TIC = This Is China!









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Old 06-26-2013, 07:51 AM   #130
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Trail riding in the mountains to one of the very few know arch ways in the Great Wall of China approx. 85k's from the Beijing....











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Old 06-26-2013, 07:52 AM   #131
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Chinese food at trout farm and restaurant near the Mutanyiu Great Wall section after the arch way trail ride....



















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Old 06-29-2013, 06:58 PM   #132
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Quick lap around the famous Tianamen Square in Beijing before packing up for the return to Shanghai and saying goodbye to Capital City Beijing....









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Old 06-29-2013, 07:00 PM   #133
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The MTS arrived back in Shanghai by overnight truck shipment from Beijing, a few weeks of B+B (business and biking) went by in a flash (riding distance = 1x Pirelli Scorpion Trail 190/55ZR17 -rear tire-, approx. 6000k's extensively twisting the throttle).
The Italian Diva performed great and flawless. Ducati MTS = absolute brilliant bike and will get a lot of TLC incl. a decent wash and polish in the next few days thats for sure....

Had a blast around the greater Beijing region going for afternoon rides, overnight trips and full day cruises on the expressways (gets you out of the city and the touristy areas pretty quick, fully legal and very convenient) to the brilliant mountain roads and the beautiful grasslands.....
Enjoyed catching up with quite a few old mates and made a few interesting new contacts in the Beijing biker community and planning a longer stay up in Capital City later in the year once again.

ps: checked the Beijing traffic ticket website once again and as of today no traffic tickets listed to my bike with Shanghai "A" plate cruising all over Beijing incl. the downtown CBD areas like Guomao, Sanlintun, Chaoyang, etc....

Beijing rocks.... stay and ride safe!









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Old 06-29-2013, 07:09 PM   #134
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On a last note, really hope the government powers refrain from turning the great mountain ranges and grasslands around greater Beijing region into the "big modern city dream".......



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Old 07-08-2013, 06:53 PM   #135
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Cool2 good seeing you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hi TBR
good having you up in the BIG SMOKE for some great riding,,, and even some Great Wall Riding
look forward to our next go 'rounds
bestest ,,,, TL
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