Today was Ankang to Shiyan a 275 km journey. The Qinling Mountains sit along most of the distance, with the road traveling along the shins of the mountains of the range. The road travels at the same height so there was no up and down but constant left and right. The road was mostly appalling. To worsen matters there was one accident, and three road blocks because of road works which took at least 20 minutes each to get out of. The fourth Road block was a total mess with impatient drivers driving up the wrong way and causing a major grid lock that took about an hour and a half to clear. All in all it took me ten hours to get to Shiyan.