After a night of indulgence in a resort, we have a late-ish start from the top of a pass. At first we tackle 12 km undulating, idyllic route through friendly villages and paddy fields, surrounded by jagged limestone hills with just a few steepish climbs in the heat. Light lunch en route and a chance to mingle with the local school. A couple of massive climbs justified the “Rose of the Mountain” going to Colleen. Then a pleasant run downhill into the small town of Bac Me late afternoon. The rest of the day, was used to explore the town and its surroundings before dinner next door, Kirk being invited by the locals to participate in Karaoke (a favourite of the Vietnamese).