Day 12: Non Bualamphu to Udon Thani (46km) Distance travelled so far 597km"Big hills...bigger hills and dinasour fossils"
The 3 of us were in flying form this morning.Got up at 7am and prepared for the day ahead. We checked out of our hotel, then headed into town for the days supplies. So down to the 7/11 we cycled and had a couple of coffees and porridge. Brian also picked up a bike stand in the town. Very good investment. We finally got on the road at about 9am and were all singing out aloud to songs, on our ipods, as we left Non Bua Lamphu.
Fairly soon into our journey we came across a very steep climb but with the 3 of us in good form and feeling stong, it was a breeze.. Obviously what goes up must come down, and when we reached the top we encountered a very fast decent. Alot of fun for all, Brian clocking 48km/hr on his speedometer!!!
About 7 km after this we stopped at the Millon Year Old Fossil shell museum where we got to see fossilised dinosaur bones, foot prints and eggs. Found it pretty weird that a million year old exhibit was enclosed in a shabby, unsecured shed. Nice to see nevertheless.
The remaining 30km were spent on the main dual carriageway to Udon Thani, with a strong head-wind. Cyclists nightmare!!!We carried on to Udon Thani (a very cramped, and busy city). We decided to make our stop for the day here to catch up on the blog, relax and enjoy what is left of Thailand for we will be in Laos tomorrow. Yeahhhh!!!!!