TBR China ADV Riding

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

  1. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,139
    Location:
    TBR cruisin' PRC
    Another road repair crew at work (#224 National Road) making bike riding a slippin' and slidin' affair.....

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #41
  2. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,139
    Location:
    TBR cruisin' PRC
    Lot's of new tourist attraction signs along the roadside (National Road #224), haven't seen them some years before, going the same road with a 4x4.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #42
  3. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,139
    Location:
    TBR cruisin' PRC
    Passing a big new monument up in the mountains between Wuzhishan and Ledong enroute back down to Yalong Bay (Sanya) from Haikou.....

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #43
  4. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,139
    Location:
    TBR cruisin' PRC
    Got some good mates working in a Yalong Bay resort hotel and they arranged a nice chocolate welcome set-up in the room.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #44
  5. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,139
    Location:
    TBR cruisin' PRC
    Cruising around greater Sanya area and hitting the various beaches between meetings.....

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Love the village sign on the outskirts of Sanya city....

    [​IMG]
    #45
  6. fallingoff

    fallingoff Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2011
    Oddometer:
    3,677
    Location:
    syd oz
    great report

    thankyou

    cheers
    #46
  7. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,139
    Location:
    TBR cruisin' PRC
    Sad news, the Jialing JH600 sidecar got crated again and is on the way back to Shanghai after all the fun in the sun around Hainan Island (Southern China).

    Great relaxed riding around Sanya and the rest of Hainan Island and lets not talk about the pleasant weather every day, empty beaches and mountain regions (easy to avoid the touristy scams, crap and traps). Visited some nice areas during the island stay like Sanya, Dadonghai, Riyue Bay, Shimei Bay, Haitang Bay, Boao, Wenchang, Haikou, Rifan Bay, Sanya Bay, Serenity Coast Marina, Wuzhishan, Longmu Bay, Monkey Island, Clearwater Bay, Wuzhizhou Island, Yalong Bay, Ledong to just to name a few of the well-known spots.
    The Jialing JH600 sidcecar had no problems, never missed a beat at all during the 5000k+ daily riding and bike tours and only required minor regular maintenance like drive chain lubing and once drive chain adjustment.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Hope you get some serious bike riding done in 2013 wherever you are, seeya cruising along the roads....somewhere - sometime......

    ps: Southern China and Hainan Island cruising will continue in the near future as I am frequently down on the island....
    #47
  8. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,139
    Location:
    TBR cruisin' PRC
    This pics are for inmates that never been to China and visited a so called "wet market".
    Here we go, #1 Sanya downtown market.... some simple shopping for a BBQ....

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #48
  9. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,139
    Location:
    TBR cruisin' PRC
    Bit of a farewell BBQ cook-off with mates at Sanya Bay before leaving the island back up to Shanghai and normal life.....

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #49
  10. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,139
    Location:
    TBR cruisin' PRC
    The Sanya to Shanghai moonshine rum run was a full success and herewith mission accomplished as the JL sidecar was delivered to the HQP Roadhouse (Shanghai) after 8 days trucking the crate up from Southern China.
    No damage to the sidecar bike and rum bottles to report....

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #50
  11. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,139
    Location:
    TBR cruisin' PRC
    G'Day,

    Upgraded the Jialing JH600 for China long distance ADV touring and rego'ed the bike in Huzhou (Zhejiang Province / China) just after Chinese New Year 2013.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #51
  12. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,139
    Location:
    TBR cruisin' PRC
    G'Day,

    Really hate the ever changing current weather in Shanghai this time of the year, got a bottle of sun lotion out of the cabinet, loaded the "Dingaling" JH600 for a decent run-in ride and heading South on my latest China road trip......

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #52
  13. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,139
    Location:
    TBR cruisin' PRC
    Went straight through Hangzhou city in Zhejiang province, actually rode very close to the West Lake area (painful slow riding as they build new elevated roads in city once again) following my GPS directions, got quite a few strange looks from car drivers and cops at stop lights due to the "no motorbike ban" in Hangzhou. Never got stopped by the ever present cops and two gave me actually a thumbs up sign, must be bikers themselves.

    Between Hangzhou (Zhejiang) - Quzhou (Zhejiang) passed a lot of stone carving displays for sale at the road side, the stone / concrete carvings are everywhere in all sorts of shapes and sizes.........

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #53
  14. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,139
    Location:
    TBR cruisin' PRC
    After a night in Quzhou (Zhejiang) heading further down on National Road #320 in search of the sun and better weather......

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #54
  15. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,139
    Location:
    TBR cruisin' PRC
    Passing a area called Longhushan along the #320 National Road, good scenery but misty and becoming sort of warm and humid, off comes the base and waterproof goretex layer.....

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #55
  16. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,139
    Location:
    TBR cruisin' PRC
    more Longhushan pics....

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #56
  17. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,139
    Location:
    TBR cruisin' PRC
    After covering quite some distance starting from Quzhou (Zhejiang) the bike died with no electrics working at all, quick check (hate ever changing Shanghai weather and electrical vehicle problems) found out the battery was totally fried. No charge at all in the middle of Jiangxi province at a small Sinopec gas station. The station attendants were very helpful in letting me charge my phone, Schuberth helmet and iPad, offering me oranges / tea and getting a bike repair guy from a nearby village over to source a battery suitable to mount into the JL to get me back on the road again. Battery is not the original full size (half the height actually) but works fine. The two guys at the gas station refused any tip and just filled up a bit of gas (73RMB) but handed over 200RMB and drove away leaving some beer money for the assistance....

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #57
  18. thomas.tc.young

    thomas.tc.young Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Oddometer:
    872
    Location:
    NYC
    love the ride TBR, keep it coming. I always love seeing pics of asia.
    #58
  19. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,139
    Location:
    TBR cruisin' PRC
    The bike was performing well all afternoon on the way to Ganzhou (Jiangxi) and passed quite a few nice signs and sights.....

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #59
  20. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,139
    Location:
    TBR cruisin' PRC
    more roadside shots.....

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #60