3 Flat Tyre In A Day! (18 July ’10)
Todays ride was very short for me. We did only 55km today as i had 3 flat tyre today! Luckily i bought 5 tubes in total when i was in Xining! We were climbing for 15km at first before we found a place to rest and lunch. Took an hour rest, then climbed another 15km before i had my first puncture. Changed to a new tube, cycled again only for few more kilometres before i discover that the back tyre was flatten again! I was so pissed because i was so tired and my hands were so painful because the skin is so dry! I didnt change to a new tube, but just repair it because i was so tired and decided to change the tube once we find a place to camp. After done repairing, we then climbed all the way to the top (we were cycling to a mountain pass at 3560m altitude).Once i reached the top, Nancy was so far behind i couldnt see her so i just stop there to wait for her. While i was taking a rest, I was shocked to see my back tyre was flatten again! Arghh…. i then changed to another new tube, and i was so angry while changing it, blaming the road hehehe. After that it was an easy ride. We rode some 15km down from 3560m altitude to some 3100m altitude before we discovered a few restaurants along the roadside. We then took dinner there and camped nearby.