Today was a toughie with a 500 metre climb in the blazing afternoon sun & heat up the Hải Vân Pass at least all the heavy traffic disappeared into the tunnel. Whilst climbing up I met Day from Los Angeles whose bike was in for repair in The Hanoi Bike Collective when I was buying mine. A couple stormed past us on the way up, but they way to busy to have a chat.
Once again I passed many fascinating little workshops from drum making, coffin making, trowel manufacture etc including a guy who tightened up my brakes and another one who oiled my left pedal.
A good 64 mile day especially with all the passes I went over. I stopped at Khach San Hotel overlooking the beach in Dar Nang as I was feeling exhausted with perhaps a touch of sunstroke, tomorrow it’s bring out the Tilley hat day & try and find some suntan cream and insect repellent.
Heres the Strava:
And the photos are here
TAKE it the weather has changed to what it should be ,didnt think YOU would need sun cream ….
Really hot now, need to start at 6am really as afternoons are really hot. I think my brown hasn’t had time to get started yet!