At Heqing now - middle of nowhere China. Small town on S221 to Lijiang. On the road at 0900, first 55km flat - first bit of flat road in China - has been either up or down until today. Road started climbing to 2500m above sea level for next 15km then was lightly undulating downhill for following 30km with the final 10km into town  at 5% downhill. Back around 2000m above sea level - similar altitude to Dali. Usual trucks, buses, cars and me on bumpy bitumen road (S221). Views of massive valley below while riding along 2500m ridge. Small towns/villages along the way to refuel. Rolled into town 1530, found accomodation, ate, walked through town and now relaxing.

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