Day 17 Mekong River or Bust Tour

20 January 2017 - Paksong to Sekong Laos -  93 km - 1300 m elevation to 150m - With great anticipation we set out on our downhill adventure - to discover that the plateau had been masking a strong East wind that had us pedaling on downgrades of up to - 3% just to keep moving! Uphill, into the wind once more asserts it's veracity. After about 20 km we did start the 8% downhill grades and got to enjoy the crosswinds until about 400 m elevation when the temperature began to return to lowlands normal.