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    Avatar photolm87

    Dear all,

    I will stay in Chengdu next weekend and would like to go on a bike trip.

    Is there anybody interested or do you have good suggestions???

    Thanks in advance !


    Avatar photoChris Ziich

    The Natooke bike shop will be going on a long ride this weekend. Get in touch with them

    Avatar photoPeggy

    We’ll be riding through Dujiangyan over the pass to Rilong.  Although the roads are a bit rough it’s not so much mountain biking as it is a short 3 day tour.

    For mountain biking I know there’s some groups that hire shuttles out to Longquan and do the trails out there on the weekends.  Ask around!

    Avatar photomuell

    Hey Peggy! How was the road to Rilong? Is it better now? Did you guys really make that trip in 3 days?

    Avatar photoPeggy

    We managed in three days: Chengdu to Wolong, Wolong to Rilong and finally Rilong to Baoxing.

    Our ride was supported.  There’s a 20km stretch of road just before Wolong that since 2008 has been notoriously bad.  This we had to drive.

    Wolong to Rilong is a big day, putting you over Balangshan at 4481 meters.  The descent to Rilong is unbelievable however.

    The third day puts you up another big peak, Jiajinshan at 4133 meters.  The descent is a white-knuckling washboard.  Fun regardless.  We finished at about 160km in Baoxing and drove back.  We done the road past that into Ya’an but it’s increasingly trafficked, dirty, etc.  Doesn’t make for much of an enjoyable finish to three beautiful days of riding.

    Avatar photodrjtrekker

    Too bad about Ya’an. Lived there some years ago and used to ride all around that area…was really nice.  I heard they are building it up, guess there is a train coming?


    Avatar photoPeggy

    Ya’an itself is not too hectic.  It’s just the road out of the hills from Baoxing on.  There’s a of industry based around stone, masonry, aggregate, concrete, etc. that keeps things pretty dusty.  On top of the development of new hydroelectric and better roads to make the area more safely accessible.

    Just means the stretch from Ya’an and through Lushan especially is a cluttered dustbowl.  Especially the 2-way highway that drops down into Ya’an.  They’ve also go construction of a tunnel to bypass the original highway underway.

    Avatar photokale

    mountain longquan is cool

    actually, why cool coz there`s no other mountains near chengdu

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