Week 6: Stats

Stats (from departure day in Shanghai):
Kilometers: 2,247+632
Provinces crossed: 7 (Shanghai, Jiangsu, Anhui, Henan, Shaanxi, Ningxia, Gansu)
Highest Altitude reached: 3,033 m

Top of the hill Gansu 3000m

Highest number of km in one day: 108 (between Yongchang and Shandan)

At the Hell's Angels Gansu chapter meeting

At the Hell’s Angels Gansu chapter meeting

Dromedaries lost on the side of the road: 1

Someone else has obviously missed a few turns.

Someone else has obviously missed a few turns.

Columns with a statue of a horse on top (a Gansu special): 8

The horse has traditionally been in China a symbol of power and energy. A statue of a horse in a city thus bodes well for the development of a city. And its supply of beef lasagna.

The horse has traditionally been in China a symbol of power and energy. A statue of a horse thus bodes well for the development of a city. And for its supply of beef lasagna.

Shepherds with live sheep in prairies: 12

Sheep in classic 4-4-2 "skewer" formation.

Sheep in classic 4-4-2 “skewer” formation.

Shepherds with dead sheep on the back of a bike: 1

Mr Jones departs for the yearly village fair with his ex-girlfriends in tow.

Mr Jones departs for the yearly village fair with his ex-girlfriends in tow.

Gandalf The Grey doppelgangers: 3

One of these two chaps has never seen a camera before.

One of these two chaps has never seen a camera before.

Space rocket-launching pads disguised as chemical plants: 4

Ground control to Major Wang, commencing countdown, engines on.

Ground control to Major Wang, commencing countdown, engines on.

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