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  • Foto di 05 Yamethinn-Kalaw
  • Foto di 05 Yamethinn-Kalaw
  • Foto di 05 Yamethinn-Kalaw
  • Foto di 05 Yamethinn-Kalaw
  • Foto di 05 Yamethinn-Kalaw
  • Foto di 05 Yamethinn-Kalaw

Tempo  10 ore 23 minuti

Coordinate 3112

Caricato 9 marzo 2016

Recorded febbraio 2016

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1.336 m
172 m
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119,08 km

Visto 141 volte, scaricato 3 volte

vicino Okshitkon, Mandalay (Myanmar [Burma])

That morning I just discovered a broken spoke in the rear wheel. I normally bring some spare hidden inside the seatpost tube but, surprise, a couple of years ago I moved to my current 29er and forgot provisioning new spokes.

In Yamethinn I could not find spokes that size so I spent the first hours worried about a chain reaction of broken spokes on the rear wheel. Therefore, I stopped at a shade to move one spoke from the front wheel to the rear (note the front carries less weight while the rear supports the panniers bags weight). I was completely alone but in a few minutes I was in the middle of a ten people crowd discussing in burmese about mechanics. This made me lose some time and I had to speed up.

The first part of the track runs on a very secondary lonely road very enjoyable. Then it meets a road with more traffic that follows a river among mountain and is also very nice to follow.

At a given point you start to climb at a pretty steady pace from 200m to nearly 1400m in Kalaw. The road is windy with truck traffic but at a given point turns peaceful again.

Kalaw has plenty of good accommodation and a lot of tourist fancying they are in the Himalayas. Still, it is a very comfortable end of stage with some places to take interesting pictures and good places to have dinner.

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