Dry to the bone - 201 kilometers Hami -- Thu, Aug 11, 2005 Now I know what that phrase means -- biking in the desert with wind blowing in your face, pouring liters of water down your throat to vainly attempt to quinch a thirst that will not reside. Your mouth is parched beyond repair, your lips are crusting over from sun exposure and your legs are about to keel over from over 100 miles of biking.
It was a tough day -- but we made it, now we are heading north off of 312, into the mountains of Xinjiang. This was not on my route, but Wen Ray says it is very beautiful. Others just say its cold... But I'm happy, I like the hills ;) Bring 'em on!