The 3.14 trouble in Tibet, 5.12 earthquake in Szechuan, the terrarist attack in Xinjiang and the Beijing olympic really turned my 2008 China travel plan upside down. Coming back from the earthquake zone just one day before the great shake, I counted my luck and gathered bombs don't fall in the same place twice, I started to plan my trip to discover the great northwest. I left my bike in Zigong, Southern Szechuan in May and went back to start my journey up north in June. Due to work commitment, I have to split my quest to the northwest into 3 stages. Here is my track record.