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Old 07-20-2013, 01:44 AM   #61
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View from the top



Irrigation lake




Down to the valley



By the Er Hai lake side
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:49 AM   #62
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Laundry day



Lake side willow trees





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Old 07-20-2013, 01:52 AM   #63
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Lake side villa



Hotel on the island



Dali city in the backdrop



Traditional sheet metal boat
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:59 AM   #64
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Lake shore cafe



Colourful hills



The twilight zone



Hard working bird
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Old 07-20-2013, 02:05 AM   #65
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Old 07-20-2013, 02:09 AM   #66
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The 30m tall Goddess of the Sea



After work handout



Home of Madam Yang - a famous dancer of China
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Old 07-20-2013, 02:12 AM   #67
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Franki,
You really know how to enjoy and get the most out of life!
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Old 07-20-2013, 02:15 AM   #68
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Having dinner by the lake and watching the lights fade is very enjoyable for me.



All good things must come to an end as my drive chain broke on the way back. It got stuck between the engine and the front sprocket and I can't get the chain back out to put in the spare master link I had with me. Luckily, it was only 36km before Chuxiong. So a call to the bike shop and the mechanic came in about one hour with the proper tools and new chain. Back in the saddle after 30 mins of road side work to party with my biker friends again.
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Old 07-20-2013, 02:21 AM   #69
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Franki,
You really know how to enjoy and get the most out of life!
Hi DT,

Long time no see.
There are different ways of enjoying a motorcycle ride. Some a bit extreme and on the edge, some are more relaxing and focus on creature comfort. I'd like them all.

When will you be free to do a tour in China?

Cheers,

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Old 07-20-2013, 04:55 AM   #70
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your lucky the chain didn't crack the covers seen it a few times having to replace the bottom end when a chain has snapped hard.
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:52 AM   #71
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your lucky the chain didn't crack the covers seen it a few times having to replace the bottom end when a chain has snapped hard.
The chain did crack the engine case and it took a bit of epoxy and finding the cracked piece to patch it up. A 10 mins job.
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:59 AM   #72
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Sharing the experience of bike touring. A 2 day seminar was held and attended by local riders.



Staff meeting



Punishment for late comer at the staff meeting.
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:07 AM   #73
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Hi..................Great photos, thanks for keeping us involved in your travels
I have travelled in China with the wife ( from HK)and done many excursions into China on buses from Shanghai and Hong Kong, I would love to have a bike trip next
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:49 AM   #74
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Hi DT,

Long time no see.
There are different ways of enjoying a motorcycle ride. Some a bit extreme and on the edge, some are more relaxing and focus on creature comfort. I'd like them all.

When will you be free to do a tour in China?

Cheers,

Franki

We are working 6 days a week on 3 large projects. I can only take 2-3 day trips. It takes me half a day just to get out of Nanjing so the trips end up more time in stop and go traffic and construction than anything remotely fun. I do make it over into Anhui province on those days few days when I can get 3 days off from time to time. Riding there is definitely interesting for me. I definitely want to join you at some point on one of your many adventures. Let me know if you make it anywhere near Nanjing.

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Old 07-22-2013, 04:44 AM   #75
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Hi..................Great photos, thanks for keeping us involved in your travels
I have travelled in China with the wife ( from HK)and done many excursions into China on buses from Shanghai and Hong Kong, I would love to have a bike trip next
You are most welcomed to visit China.
Try to look southwest or northwest of China. I found it less populated and more interesting.
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