TBR China ADV Riding

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

  1. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    Heading back to Shanghai in the morning from the Nanjing downtown traffic circle with a statue of Sun Yat-Sen.
    Mostly rain all the way from Nanjing to Suzhou and clear from Suzhou Jinjii Lake area to Shanghai.
    As usual, riding during rain in China ~ bike and rider gets covered in a thick layer of road grime and dirt.....

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  2. Texas Aggie

    Texas Aggie Been here awhile

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    Good pictures as always TBR.

    Glad you made it to the Southern Capital, we look forward to seeing you again soon!
  3. TBR

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    Sanya / Hainan Island~ down in Southern China, picking up the China Jialing ride report from post #103 as I am reunited with my trusty Jialing JH600 at the again.
    First short run was over to Hohai, just down the road from the ferry pier to Wuzhizhou Island near Haitang Bay.

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    Waiting for the aircon bus?

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    Got a bottle of famous Sanya moonshine and rode up to one of my favourite Sanya mountain tops to watch the world go by on sunset hill listening to music.....

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    Light dinner over at Serenity Coast Sanya Marina watching the lightshow display on the five towers at Phoenix Island.

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    Baoting used to be the island's second largest city (after the capital, Haikou), but is now being surpassed by nearby Sanya. The city is the home town of the Soong sisters, two of whom married the Chinese leaders Sun Yat Sen and Chiang Kai Shek.
    Bǎotíng Li and Miao Autonomous County (Paoting) is an autonomous county in Hainan, People's Republic of China and the official website in Chinese: http://www.baoting.hainan.gov.cn

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    Baoting "Frog Town" as they really have sort of an obesession with frogs, don't know if they worship them in Baoting but they are present almost everywhere in one form or the other.

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    Qixianling Mountain (Seven Fairy Mountain), located in Baoting Li and Miao Ethnic Group Autonomous County, is 76 k's away from the international tourism city Sanya in the South and 39 k's from the famous mountain city Wuzhishan in the North.

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    Large yellow inflatable rubber ducks are in fashion everywhere, this one spotted on the bottom of Qixianling Mountain.....

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    Flat rear tyre just in front of the Dadonghai bike repair shop in Sanya downtown area.
    As the Jialing JH600 has tubed tyres, the whole rear wheel has to dismantled to fix or install a new inner tube.
    Love tubeless tyres as easy plug and ride again with reliable tire pluggers (rope or mushroom plugs) and an electric air compressor.

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    Well, surprise ~ surprise, my mates well known trusty and reliable Chang-Jiang sidecar sits once again in a bike repair shop... the joy's of owning a piece of vintage China motorcycle history.

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    Business meetings up in capital city Haikou arranged and making my way up North via the inner island roads, basically Sanya >> Lingshui / Wanning >> Haikou with a snack break stop.

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    Chinese driving school in the Outback of Hainan Island.....

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    Bush gas station operated out of a roadside shop by a betel nut chewing couple either drunk or high as kites, barely able to speak... just some mumbling and filling up with crappy gas, got me going again without probs till the next real gas station.

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    Houchen Coffee shops popping up in the countryside along major roads and the G98 Hainan Ring Expressway, good for some breaks in an air-conditioned environment.

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    Boai Road / Haikou stop-over as usual.....

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    The Temple of Five Lords (Wugong Ci) in Haikou: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_of_Five_Lords
    Five Officials' Temple or Wugong Ci in Chinese, are approximately 5 kilometers (about 3.1 miles) from the centre of Haikou City, and were originally constructed during the reign of Emperor Wanli in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).
    It was renovated on several occasions during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Now, it is a place known for its sense of peace, tranquility and beauty.

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    You sir, are truly "WINNING"!
  16. TBR

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    Skipped the blind date party and made my way towards Chengmai area and onwards to Lingao Cape via the coastal roads...

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    Lingao is situated in the north-west of Hainan Island. It borders Chengmai County to the east and Danzhou to the south with the Qiongzhou Strait to the North.
    Stopover at the famous Lingao monument out at the Lingao Cape, a large stone monument for the Hainan Island Campaign.
    Landing Operation on Hainan Island, was a series of battles fought between the Kuomintang (Nationalists) (National Revolutionary Army, NRA) and the People's Liberation Army (PLA) during the Chinese Civil War in the post-World War II period, and resulted in a PLA victory.
    More details and info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landing_Operation_on_Hainan_Island

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    Lighthouse in the back at Lingao (Lamko Point)1893. Active; focal plane 21 m (69 ft); three white flashes followed by one longer white flash every 27 s. 21 m (69 ft) hexagonal pyramidal skeletal tower with lantern, gallery, and central cylinder.
    Lighthouse painted with red and white horizontal bands.

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    Every Chinese I told before about my plans says, nobody goes to Lingao, not even Chinese, what for do you want to go there? Well liked the area as no real estate or industry developments and beautiful weather and scenery......
    Seems they have never seen a foreigner on a motorcycle in the greater Lingao area.
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    Departed Lingao Cape via a single track concrete road along the coast towards Yangpu.
    Small fishing villages are scattered all along the coast line.

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    Coastal fishing village temples for the fishermen to pray in before heading out to the sea....

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    Cruising along the concrete road, no traffic at all afternoon and pine tree forests beside the road with a few boat builders along the tree line by the beach.

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