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Old 08-05-2009, 07:32 PM   #61
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Great ride, beautiful country and absolutely stunning photos thank you very much!

Thank you for reading my post
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:37 PM   #62
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Hi Franki,

When I scroll through your wonderful ride report, I get goose bumps
It remember me the good old time in HK, and the trip in western China, I miss you guys.
Enjoy your trip and say Hi for me to the HK rider community.
When are you coming to the North East US ?
Be safe.
Didier

Hi Didier,

Long time no see. You should come back for a visit in not too distance future. I miss you too. I am sure the boyz & girls here also misses you.

I do have plans to hit the East Coast in 2011. PM me your contacts and may be I will knock on your front door one day

regards to family,

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Old 08-05-2009, 07:42 PM   #63
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Welcome back Franki,
I can see , why the KTM 640 adv would do better in these kind of roads.
Big thumber with very strong suspension.
This is Dualsport touring of China!!!!!!! Just Great!

Thank you for posting once again.

Luke

Its always good to be back home, Luke.
With the great variation of road conditions in China, a good quality dualsport bike is best suited for travelling in China. Thus, my interests in KTM.

Looking forward in seeing ya in 2011.

Franki
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:53 PM   #64
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The hills are alive with the sound of music.....




Nice vegetation in Binzonglor





This is the narrowest part of the Nujiang gorge and the moisture from the Indian Ocean travels up to here and no more




Road is narrower too




There is a sign marking this narrow part



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Old 08-05-2009, 08:14 PM   #65
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We visited one of the Nu tribe village and talked to the folks to learn about their daily life.




Nu trble people are farmers and gatherers. This is a new village built with the assistance from the government. The villagers are very grateful of what the government is doing to help improve their livelihood.





Corn field on the mountaiun side




Corn storage




Heading home after work




There are a lot of Cathlic church in Yunnan and the Tibetan tribe here are mostly Cathlics



The Zongding Church built by a French missionary about 90 years ago.




Mountain stream is so clean and beaitoful here




I found the nicest dirt road in Yunnan and followed it for about 10km
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:26 PM   #66
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There is a Tibetan village and a temple at the end of the road






















Prayer wheel




BT is a believer of Tibetan Buddhism




Monk tending to his vegetable garden




Daily life in the temple






Hello there
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:33 PM   #67
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Typical Tibetan kid, dirty but happy




This one is the dirtiest and of cause its a boy



Are kids lovely? I think so.




A group photo before we go
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:51 PM   #68
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Great RR guy's, I love to see different cultures and different faces!!
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:56 PM   #69
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Morning fog




Farm land after the rain




Taking a picture of myself before heading north into Tibet




The sun is out









Moisture rising from the forest




Zongding Chruch is open on Sunday and many volunteer arrived to help tend to the garden




A tribute to a French missionary
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:58 PM   #70
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Great RR guy's, I love to see different cultures and different faces!!

Isn't that what adventure touring is all about?
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:26 PM   #71
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Isn't that what adventure touring is all about?
If you are ever in the Seattle area look me up, you have a place to stay.
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:48 PM   #72
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Another Nu tribe village



The Road of Death - Cawarong


The road to Cawarong is about 96km and is nicknamed the Road of Death because of the danger hidden.




The road hugs the cliff along the Nujiang gorge and flying rocks like this one always caused danger to people travelling on the road.




This is the widest part of the road




Lowering tire pressure gives better grip and comfort on this rocky road




This is the lowest part of the road by the Nujiang




You can see how difficult it is to build this road




I will be flatten like a pancake if this rock falls on me




Crossing a stream




There is no room for mistake when making a tight turn




Staying on the inside track of the road is a good idea but not always possible.




The avalanche deposits mostly on the inside track. This one has been cleared so it is OK to pass.




The climate is much drier as we venture deeper into Tibet




Steel bridge is built to cross the deeper gorge




Evidence of erosion




A Tibetan Mani pile marks a sacred ground




We found a Tibetan kid interested to become a biker




BT found a healing rock that stops pain on knees. He gave it a try even he has no sick knee.




This is the sacred rock that forms Tibetan words. It looks like mineral deposits to me but in word form Nature is amazing!




Our little friend has became our tour guide




ChaCha placed between the rocks to pay respect to the presence of Budda




One last look at the Tibetan sacred ground before we move on.
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:50 PM   #73
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If you are ever in the Seattle area look me up, you have a place to stay.
Thanks for the kind offer. I should be Sleepless in Seattle?
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:22 PM   #74
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Hi Franki !! After seeing the title and the damage to your bike, was thinking it was a good idea for me to not go there. BUT after seeing your amazing pictures, as well as the knee healing rock, I now wish I had gone.......
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Old 08-06-2009, 03:20 AM   #75
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Awesome pictures ! looks like a great trip , have fun and stay safe .

What was it like crossing into Tibet from China ?
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