I had a thrilling ride to Kashgar’s two bike shops this morning on my brakeless bike, managing not to bail anyone up in the process. I inspected the brakes available at each shop before returning home to assess my options. I spent several hours researching what brakes and pads I could order online and have delivered in a reasonable amount of time. I let the information settle in my mind over lunch before making my decision: I’m going to buy a relatively cheap set of brakes available at the Giant bike store. I can change them out later if they give me trouble, but for now my priority is to get back on the bike as soon as possible. Tomorrow morning I plan on returning to Giant and getting my bike back into working order. It’s well and truly time to leave this city. Through the rest of the afternoon I relaxed and finally got up to date with typing up my diary entries. I joined the same crew as last night for dinner, leading them to the busy street at which I’d found a good variety of food a few nights ago.

Evening walks

Accommodation $ Hostel
Distance ridden today 0km
Total distance ridden 19,462km