TBR China ADV Riding

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

  1. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    Yeah, missing the awesome riding around the greater Beijing region as the Shanghai region is as flat as a pool table. Might bring up the MTS little angry brother for Beijing city cruising next time. Talk soon....


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  2. China2wheels

    China2wheels Been here awhile

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    That is incredible, awesome & amazing, all wrapped into a nice little package.

    Time for you to do the same with the JH600s. We all suspect that you are gradually changing your preferred motorcycle diet, from Italian linquini to Chinese noodles!

    Beijing beckons! Extra bikes also available for Texas Aggie, should he venture to visit the city with clean air, zero traffic & pretty girls!
  3. Texas Aggie

    Texas Aggie Been here awhile

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    You guys are killing me!
  4. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    Leaving the Jialing 600 thumper bikes alone, well ~ some upgrades for touring like alloy panniers, stainless steel rack, GPS, better chain / tyres but for easy maintenance and parts availability leaving them mostly stock. They are solid reliable daily runners and very happy with both versions I have right now = solo / sidecar, would not trade for some "plastic-fantastic" bikes like the CFmoto or whatever they are called right now.....

    Love the Z50 Honda "Monkey Bikes" as I grew up with them, learned bike riding on them at the age of 3 and wish I still owned the two CZ100 my parents and grandparents had when I was a young lad...
    Here is another of my custom Z50 bikes (sidecar) great shopping trolley and turns quite a few heads riding down the road in Shanghai.

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  5. TBR

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    Heading out to the seaside out at Nanhui district / Pudong (Shanghai / China) to test the newly installed Ohlins Suspension Control Unit (SCU)

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    Stop at Dishui Lake and the new Shanghai Maritime Museum and just down the road one of the concrete aircraft carriers we have in the Shanghai region.

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    Some floats for the Shanghai Tourism Festival during the National October Holidays 1-7th.October.

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    Educational wall graffiti spotted during yesterdays Qingpu / Shanghai run to Taihu Lake in Jiangsu province.....

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    Fun post, thanks.
  9. TBR

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    Autum weekend ride to a little water-town called Zhujiajiao just beside the G318 HuQiping Highway in Qingpu district (Shanghai): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhujiajiao

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    Starbucks opened a few weeks ago in Zhujiajiao Water-Town……

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    Zhujiajiao Water-Town food incl. seafood, frogs, pork knuckle, fried tofu, etc….

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  11. Texas Aggie

    Texas Aggie Been here awhile

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    TBR,
    You do not do yourself justice with the Starbucks and clean MS! I know for a fact you rarely keep your Italian lady that clean. People reading this might get the wrong idea about you......

    I can attest to the fact you know how to play in the dirt but you are not helping me! :lol3
  12. TBR

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    Gets worse....

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    Mate, here you go, my dirty Italian mistress, lovely lady she is and fun to ride her very hard for hours in different modes......

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    Heading out of the big city called to Qinglong Temple in Qingpu district, a rather large suburb of Shanghai.

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    Vendors and shops outside the temple selling candles and incense sticks to visitors.

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    After the Qinpu district temple stop, making my way over to Yancheng Lake in Jiangsu province.
    Hairy Crab season is full on this time of the year around greater Shanghai region and Yancheng Lake near Suzhou / Kunshan (Jiangsu province) has the authentic Hairy Crabs, the best of the crawlies apparently.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_mitten_crab and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yangcheng_Lake

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    Massive crab restaurants are situated around the Yangcheng Lake area in Jiangsu province.

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    Hairy Crabs for shipment to outlaying areas and yes ~ they ship them live to Hong kong, Singapore, etc. as well....

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    Yangcheng Lake (Jiangsu) Aquatic Park and a quick run through Baocheng.

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    China2wheels Been here awhile

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    It is always a pleasure to see the latest pics of your China runabouts. Great, great shots. Thanks!
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    Autumn bike run to Nanjing (Jiangsu) for a few business meetings and catching up with mates.
    Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu province in eastern China and has a prominent place in Chinese history and culture, having been the capital of China on several occasions: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanjing
    Taking national roads #318 / #104 / #312 to Nanjing from Shanghai this time, bit of a long way 'round but the other national roads between Suzhou / Wuxi and Shanghai are currently under construction.

    Crossing China province borders and a Jiangsu province...

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    Jiangsu province road-side restaurant "you kill it ~ we grill it" style with various meats on display including man's best friend beside national road #318.....

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    Beside national road #104 between Huzhou - Nanjing several areas displaying and selling rather large stone sculptures....

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    Grain drying at public roads, common practice all over China...

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    Wile staying in Nanjing for three days, went to the Nanjing massacre museum one afternoon with a mate as I have been there the last time a decade ago, very intense display...

    The tomb-like exhibition hall, half underground, contains items related to the massacre, including an immense collection of pictures, objects, charts, and photographs.
    Paintings, sculptures, illuminated display cabinets, multimedia screens and documentary films serve to demonstrate to visitors the crimes committed by the Japanese military.
    The Nanking Massacre or Nanjing Massacre, also known as the Rape of Nanking: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanking_Massacre and http://www.nj1937.org/english/

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    John Rabe was a German businessman who is best known for his efforts to stop the atrocities of the Japanese army during the Nanking Occupation and his work to protect and help the Chinese civilians during the event.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Rabe

    Iris Chang was an American historian and journalist. She is best known for her best-selling 1997 account of the Nanking Massacre, The Rape of Nanking. She committed suicide on November 9, 2004.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iris_Chang