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Day Seventeen - Out of Qingdao

Added on by Paul Wood.

20121109-201206.jpg Today I got out of Qingdao. I was tired off the hills and complete lack of bike lanes in the city. It's a beautiful place but best left for a summer vacation. Before I left town I or ode up too see the views from the TV tower thou and got a great view.

I took the ferry to Huangdao just a few kilometers south of Qingdao. Huangdao was gorgeous. I saw the Golden Sand Beach and rode on the best road I've been on here in China. I kept riding even as the sun went down because of how well lighted the road was. I saw the sun set over the mountains. It hasn't been this scenic sense the Great Wall.

The bike is riding well. It feels like I could use some more tire pressure but I could keep a good pace today so I probably won't change anything tomorrow in the spirit of "if it ain't broke don't fix it."

I kept riding to Jiaonam, which will make my day tomorrow much shorter. I'm sleeping in a cheap motel for 80 RMB tonight. It's really loud because I'm next to the street but I've got headphones so I'll make due.

Tomorrow I hope to go to Rizhao, rain is forecasted so I hope I can keep my good spirits another day.

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