Monday, August 5, 2013

Shenzhen Riviera

Shenzhen has increasingly become the day trip de jour for HK road cyclists looking for something different, with a some fantastic roads as you head South West down the 'Riviera' from Shau Tau Kok. Some areas are deceptively nice, with Asian eyed blinkers even drawing comparisons with Milan San Remo... Maybe they don't get the passengers to push their buses out of ditches in Italy? However, maybe they also don't let sweaty cyclists sit on their 5 star hotel sofas either??? Whatever, 160km with 2200m of climbing doesn't come easy in any climate but on one of the hottest days of the year it was a serious grind hauling tired legs & bodies up the last 500m car free hill. Still, we got our just rewards in some spectacular views back towards HK on what was also one of the clearest days of the year. Rides worth the sunburn & suffering for.

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