Laos – ลาว

SOME MAPS DON’T SHOW PROPERLY. I HAVEN’T HAD TIME TO INVESTIGATE THIS PROBLEM YET. IF YOU’D LIKE TO SEE THE MAP, THEN CLICK ON THE EMPTY MAP AND YOU WILL BE REDIRECTED TO STRAVA WHERE THE MAPS ARE SHOWN PROPERLY
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Day 160a – Laotian side   (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(Cloudy, cool and some light wind)

Distance:                    21.6 km
Traveling time            1.34 hours
Cycling time               1.06 hours
Average speed          19.5 km/h
Top speed                  26.3 km/h
Altitude gained              21 m
Altitude lost                   40 m

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Day 159   (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(Clear skies and around 30 degrees. Started before sunrise to make it to the Thai embassy in Vientiene to submit Joakim’s visa application))

Distance:                    60.8 km
Traveling time            7.10 hours
Cycling time               3.09 hours
Average speed          19.4 km/h
Top speed                  27.4 km/h
Altitude gained              67 m
Altitude lost                   92 m

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Day 158   (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(Clear skies, around 30 degrees and a very tiny little headwind.)

Distance:                  142.3 km
Traveling time           10.26 hours
Cycling time               7.30 hours
Average speed          19.0 km/h
Top speed                  61.9 km/h
Altitude gained            903 m
Altitude lost               1174 m

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Day 157   (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(Clear skies. Joakim was a bit tired after having recovered from his fever yesterday)

Distance:                  111.1 km
Traveling time            8.37 hours
Cycling time               6.56 hours
Average speed          16.0 km/h
Top speed                  55.8 km/h
Altitude gained          1507 m
Altitude lost               2421 m

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Day 156   (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(There were warnings that a typhoon would hit northern Laos. The only thing that happened was that the sky got clouded. It didn’t even start to rain. We also climbed more than 2000 meters for the first time on this trip)

Distance:                   77.8 km
Traveling time            8.43 hours
Cycling time               6.22 hours
Average speed          12.2 km/h
Top speed                  60.1 km/h
Altitude gained          2030 m
Altitude lost                 939 m

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Day 155   (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(We are in the tropics now so it’s only one thing to say about the weather, i.e. sunny skies and nice temperatures)

Distance:                  111.3 km
Traveling time            7.32 hours
Cycling time               5.22 hours
Average speed          20.7 km/h
Top speed                  51.1 km/h
Altitude gained            745 m
Altitude lost                 841 m

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Day 154   (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(We are in the tropics now so it’s only one thing to say about the weather, i.e. sunny skies and nice temperatures)

Distance:                   76.7 km
Traveling time            8.30 hours
Cycling time               6.13 hours
Average speed          12.3 km/h
Top speed                  40.7 km/h
Altitude gained          1500 m
Altitude lost               1775 m

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Day 153   (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(We are in the tropics now so it’s only one thing to say about the weather, i.e. sunny skies and nice temperatures)

Distance:                   56.7 km
Traveling time            6.23 hours
Cycling time               3.39 hours
Average speed          15.5 km/h
Top speed                  54.0 km/h
Altitude gained            708 m
Altitude lost                 671 m

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Day 152b (Laos side)  (click on map to see details and altitude profiles)

(Sunny day, nice temperatures)

Distance:                   46.8 km
Traveling time            3.21 hours
Cycling time               2.22 hours
Average speed          19.7 km/h
Top speed                  50.8 km/h
Altitude gained            275 m
Altitude lost                 542 m

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