TBR China ADV Riding

Discussion in 'Asia' started by TBR, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    Back to the Southern China tropical Island of Hainan for a few weeks.
    For the annual Boao Forum they build a full on police checkpoint heading along towards the Yalong Bay area.....

    The Boao Forum for Asia, abbreviated to BFA, is a non-profit organisation that hosts high-level forums for leaders from government, business and academia in Asia and other continents to share their vision on the most pressing issues in this dynamic region and the world at large. BFA is modeled after the World Economic Forum held annually in Davos, Switzerland. It has its fixed address in Bo'ao, Hainan, China, although the Secretariat is based in Beijing.
    The Forum is committed to promoting regional economic integration and bringing Asian countries even closer to their development goals. Initiated in 1998 by Fidel V. Ramos, former President of the Philippines, Bob Hawke, former Prime Minister of Australia, and Morihiro Hosokawa, former Prime Minister of Japan, the Boao Forum for Asia was formally inaugurated in February 2001. The founding of the BFA was driven by the People's Republic of China and founded by 26 Asian and Australasian states on 27 February 2001. The organisation held its first meeting from April 12–13, 2002.
    Discussions at the BFA focus on economics, integration, cooperation, society, and the environment. In the past the forum also addressed China's entry into the World Trade Organization, as well as Southeast Asia's economic crisis during the 1990s. The geopolitical strategy 'China's peaceful rise' was a topic of discussion for the forum in 2004. In addition to its annual meeting, the BFA also sponsors other forums and meetings related to Asian issues....


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    Boao Forum for Asia info source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boao_Forum_for_Asia and http://www.boaoforum.org
  2. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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  3. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    More massive developments, another water park under construction beside the highway from the Sanya airport out direction Yalong Bay and Haitang Bay....

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    Weird tree design for this particular real estate development called Sanya Beauty Crown Grand Tree Mansion.
    The complex has China’s Lego hotel, the hotel resembles the famous toy bricks and boasts a record 6,668 hotel rooms in a so called seven star environment.....

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    Heading up to Haitang Bay from Sanya city area to check out more developments like new hotels and the new CDF Mall.
    China Duty Free Mall scheduled for a opening during Summer 2014 after much delay and billed as the world's largest duty free mall.
    According to the China Duty Free Group, the shopping mega mall will stock major international luxury brands and compete, price-wise, with duty-free shops in Hong Kong and Singapore.
    CDF Mall, the silver spaceship building pictured below besides the Westin and Intercontinental hotels at Haitang Bay.

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  4. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    Further up the coast, the Surfer Dudes at Riyue Bay (Wanning) have been busy as well with a lot of improvements done since my last visit.

    The Riyue Bay Surf Club, located on tropical Hainan’s south east coast, is a must-visit for surfers and non surfers alike.
    Conveniently located in China’s Surf Capital with a variety of breaks within walking distance, Riyue Bay is the perfect place for all surf levels...
    http://www.surfinghainan.com

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  5. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    From Riyue Wan (Wanning) going trail riding around the reservoirs and lakes up in the mountains and ending up near some "mining" equipment on the route back to Sanya...

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  6. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    Another beautiful Hainan Island day, cruising up the mountain roads through the green forests...

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    Bush Hairdresser...

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    Graves in the mountains and someone paying respect during the recent Tomb Sweeping Festival holidays.
    The Qingming Festival, also known as Tomb Sweeping Day or Ching Ming, is a traditional Chinese festival on the first day of the fifth solar term of the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar.
    Qingming Festival (Tomb Sweeping Festival) is when Chinese people visit the graves or burial grounds of their ancestors.
    Qingming Festival is an opportunity for celebrants to remember and honour their ancestors at grave sites.
    Young and old pray before the ancestors, sweep the tombs and offer food, tea, wine, chopsticks, joss paper accessories, and/or libations to the ancestors.

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    A very common sight all over Hainan = vegetable and fruit harvesting / trading...

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  7. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    Up the National Road #314 / Hainan Island in South China for some exploring around the central highlands...

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    Well - good time for chain lubing and maintenance while the bike is over on the ground due to a soft spot just before the water crossings and more trail riding...

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    The trail ride finished in Wuzhishan in the mountains (approx. 80k from Sanya / Hainan Island). Wuzhishan is a county-level city in the south-central part of Hainan Island.
    It was originally called Tōngshí and is located beside Wuzhi Shan, the mountain.

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  8. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    Hainan Island cruising time coming to an end again and as always saying farewell to the bike at a shrine and temple till the next time...

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    ...Hainan Island riding shall continue later on in 2014....
  9. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Secret Soi Rider

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    ^ Is this a Chinese Jiangling (sp)? JH600 thumper?

    Only recently heard about these bikes on the GT-Rider forum from a Chinese tour operator (Corner Adventures) in this thread:
    China Riding - Sipsongpanna - Thailand



    This bike certainly looks the business, but we all know you can't judge a book by its cover. What do you think of this bike in terms of quality and value for money? I've found very little feedback about this bike on English language forums.
  10. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    Yes, both "green" bikes of mine are Jialing JH600 and they are reliable cheap daily runners over here in China.
    If you ask me, the sidecar is more fun in comparison to the solo bike.
    Can't complain and the bikes get me around, efficient, reasonable and enjoyable.
    Would I buy one outside China ~ to be honest, don't think so as much more choices in the rest of the world and spare parts could be a real challenge...

    Jialing = http://www.jialingmotor.com and http://www.jialing.com.cn
  11. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    Added a bit of colour (custom airbrush) to the MTS and enjoyed a nice spring run to Zhouzhuang and Diashan Lake area (Jiangsu) just before the May national holidays (4 days holidays and the massive tourist holiday crowds will be out and about as toll free travel on the expressways)....

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  12. China2wheels

    China2wheels Been here awhile

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    TBR, this is a great thread, with great photography,

    BUT ...

    perhaps you've been in China too damn long. OMG - putting stickers on that beautiful Diva is just, well, too "provincial." And eights, no less.

    Time for you to join Timmy & I for a riding sojourn in a civilized country. We'll set you straight.

    :D
  13. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    well ~ aint stickers = custom airbrush and had to cover up the deep scratches some native moron made on the carbon windshield with a key or some other sharp object to have a look how carbon fibre looks like under the top clear coat.... we tried the number combo "666" but needed to integrate the three screws somehow that hold the windshield into the design.... got a new plain carbon fibre windshield on standby in the garage (easy three minute swap out).

    I'll see you later this month up in capital city, coming up for a few days. enjoy the may-day holidays, awesome weather down here in Shanghai right now. talk soon....

    ps: spot on ~ been a long time and two big anniversaries coming up = T-Square Beijing and my arrival right in the middle of the T-Square event....
  14. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    Quick overnight ride from Shanghai to Nanjing (Jiangsu) for meetings and dinner with mates, great spring weather in early May 2014.

    The Sheraton Huzhou at Taihu Lake: http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=3414

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    As usual, a few temples long the route (National Highways G318 / G104) from Shanghai to Huzhou and onwards to Nanjing around Taihu Lake.

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    Stopover just up from the National Highway G104 between Huzhou and Nanjing to check out the New Fourth Army Memorial Hall
    Full name "New Fourth Army National Revolutionary Army military memorial reconstruction", is located in the east of Jianjun Road, Yancheng, Jiangsu, China.

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  15. Texas Aggie

    Texas Aggie Been here awhile

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    Tut,tut, tut, I notice you do not have a front license plate on that Duc! :lol3:lol3:rofl
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    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    Who says... rumour = a tall tale of explanations of events circulating from person to person...
    Rainy Shanghai Sunday afternoon... plate ~ should keep everyone happy for a while and investigating into the new regulation changes that apparently started on 1st. May 2014 and as usual nobody has a clear guideline....


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    Love the pics of different motorcycles manufacturers there. Keep em' coming.
  18. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    During my recent Shanghai - Nanjing ride (May 2014) the Desmo service light (24000k) showed and took the MTS for a full service to the Ducati Shanghai service.
    The MTS fells like a new bike again with the full Desmo service (belts, shims, etc.) and some extra preventive maintenance and service completed, changed the gearing to 15/42 and really lovin' it.
    DUC-MTS ready for some fun rollin' and serious ADV cruising around Mainland China once again....

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    Motul RBF800 Brake Fluid and Ferodo Brake Pads guarantee brilliant stopping power once again.

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    New set of Altrider header guard & cylinder head guard: http://www.altrider.com
    Old Altrider guard set goes for powder coating due to extensive stone chipping.

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    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    Jialing sidecar maintenance service was due and had Shanghai's trusty Jialing service (Xiao Fan) change the engine oil, oil filter, cushion drive rubbers, brake pads (rear).
    The JL JH600B beast runs good as new....

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    Took the Jialing JH600 sidecar for a nice loop through Qingpu district to check everything is fine after the service.
    Ever wonder about the confiscated motorbike impound lot location, we have a few but a large one is just on HuQingPing Highway (National Road 318) underneath the G1501 Expressway in Qingpu district of Shanghai.

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    4500 Huqingping Highway, Qingpu, Shanghai

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    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    Lunch meeting over in Suzhou / Jiangsu (Jinji Lake - Suzhou Singapore Industrial Park) and took the MTS for a run over. Time of the year again for farmers to sell watermelons and they looked good pretty good to the eye ~ not like the ones sold of trucks injected with red die and sugar water to add weight and enhance the sweetness.....

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    Shows how much I really love my Ducati Multistrada 1200S Pikes Peak, brilliant Italian bike.....

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