Cycling Vietnam: Day Eighteen

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Total Distance to Date: 1,145.00km Total Time to Date: 66 hours, 6 minutes With no other option, I ventured back onto Highway 1 today. I delayed things as long as I could – I didn’t start riding until about 12:30 (generally I’ve finished riding by this time)! But I suppose that’s more because I splurged yesterday on a nights sleep …

Cycling Vietnam: Day Seventeen

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Total Distance to Date: 1,075.88km Total Time to Date: 62 hours, 25 minutes As I told you last time I was riding, I sneakily skipped a nice chunk of the journey opting for a motorbike to take me over the treacherous, difficult, menacing Hai Van Pass. That took me into Hoi An where I’ve spent the last week. Yesterday, I …

Cycling Vietnam: Day Sixteen

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Total Distance to Date: 1,022.04km Total Time to Date: 59 hours, 8 minutes Soooo, I know I said the other day that I’d crossed the former border, so that’s a little like getting half-way down the country… But mentally, I hadn’t crossed that line yet. For me, this was always going to be a 2,000km journey (it’s likely to be …

Cycling Vietnam: Day Fifteen

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Total Distance to Date: 948.43km Total Time to Date: 55 hours, 3 minutes Guys, it’s happened. I’ve officially crossed the 17th parallel and I’ve entered the former “South Vietnam”. Should I have a half-way party? Even if I suspect I have more than 1,000km to go… As I said yesterday, it was a short one today because I couldn’t quite …

Cycling Vietnam: Day Fourteen

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Total Distance to Date: 931.61km Total Time to Date: 54 hours, 11 minutes Today was the day I set some new records. Here’s why: the stats* from day 14: Distance: 123.80km Riding Time: 6 hours, 14 minutes Average Speed: 19.8 km/h Average Temperature: 26°C *Apologies for the crazy drop in elevation per the GPS – that didn’t actually happen like …