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Photo by Igor Djokovic, camping above San Juan river, Arizona USA

I haven't been everywhere...
but it's on my list!


Photo by Igor Djokovic,
camping above San Juan river,
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China ADV Riding

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Started off in Shanghai, took the Italian Diva on a early Sunday morning run to Suzhou / Tongli / Malu (Jinjii, Taihu, Dinshan Lakes) and the way back turned somehow into a temple run ending at the HQP-Roadhouse Cafe & Restaurant Shanghai, brilliant day out with great weather.......















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On route to the Moganshan Mountains near Hangzhou (Zhejiang) for the usual trail riding and long weekend....













Our regular base-camp during the Moganshan weekends: Moganshan Lodge
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Moganshan mountain range has great twisty roads and awesome trail riding between Deqing, Huzhou, Anji....
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Run to the Great Wall of China and beyond.....

Had a bit of basic service done to my Italian bike in the Ducati service centre Shanghai for some rides in the Northern part of the motherland (greater Beijing region). Shipped the bike up to Beijing early May with one of our regular trucks as I have done the Shanghai-Beijing-Shanghai tour quite often and a waste of time (around 5 days for a S>B>S round trip in the old days) in my personal opinion. Has been 8 years since I had my own bike in Capital City Beijing.

Planning some cruising around the greater Beijing mountain regions with the Italian bike and my bicycle (beats the friggin' Beijing traffic anytime)..... Beijing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing









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Track-Day with the Beijing Superbike guys at Goldenport Park Track Beijing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldenport_Park_Circuit

Great BMW bikes.... a BMW HP2 Enduro would be great for the motherland but they hardly come up for sale anymore due to collectors status.

















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Greater Beijing area has brilliant twisty mountain roads, foggy days during last weekend rides but brilliant riding.
Went out with a few mates on Sunday (approx. 340k) and Monday (approx. 240k) with more to come during the next weeks.....

Attached some route screenshots (GPS Tracker) provided by a Monday rider.















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Lunch break in the mountains along Black Dragon Pool Road in a hotel with regular rooms and cabins...









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Mountain cruising around the North of Beijing and going through the various Ducati Multistrada ride modes.....

















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Stopover at a very famous spot called Tianamen Square in Beijing rolling back into town from the mountains...

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The Pingu Run, screenshots (GPS Tracker) of the route and ride pictures.





























Lunch stop at a vegetarian restaurants in the middle of the mountains...





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Hanging around the 798 Art District Beijing in Chaoyang district as quite a fw mates and business associates have offices in the district, love the atmosphere and the restaurants with outdoor seating everywhere....

798 Art District Beijing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/798_Art_Zone and Art - Music - Artist Management and Promotional Services at 798district.com





























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China Dragon Boat Public Holidays, quick blast up the expressways towards Chongli (got off the expressway at Zhangjiakou) and took a nice scenic route back to Beijing via Chicheng and the Baihepu Reservoir.
Great 580k ride with nice weather and brilliant tarmac roads - no traffic at all....



























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Another quick afternoon ride out to the Pingu mountain area, awesome blast down the expressway to get to the great mountain roads around Pingu....









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Monday lunch run, a flat rear tire is not going to stop me getting my tasty mountain food.....
Tubeless tires, easy plug & play with sticky rope and air compressor stored under the seat at all times.









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