Katrine, Nicole, Sam and Andy from Shanghai combined a trip to Vietnam to do the Danang Ironman 70.3 with a Velo Vietnam tour of the Central Highlands. After winning her IM category hands down (and beating some of the pros), Katrine had no issues backing up with a few hundred kilometres and a few thousand metres of climbing in the following days. Kudos.

Sam, who recorded some amazing images along our three day route with his GoPro, has kindly let us use them for this blog. A big thanks from Velo Vietnam, and looking forward to riding with you all again soon.

Ça commence. Put your things in the van and let's ride.

Ironman done and dusted. Now put your things in the van and let’s ride.

Hoi An Old Town

After a stop for some organic arabica in Hoi An, we head out through the old town.

Don't be messing with the market ladies

Don’t be messing with the market ladies

Bh'Noong hill people admiring the carbon and lycra

Bh’Noong hill people admiring the carbon and lycra

A steep climb on a hot day

A steep climb on a hot day

Luckily we can cool off in a handy roadside waterfall

Luckily we can cool off in a handy roadside waterfall

Kristina and Nicole feeling the love

Katrine and Nicole feeling the love

VeloDave bigs it up with Sam

VeloDave bigs it up with Sam

Worth smiling about

Worth smiling about

Luc, our trusty moto support guy on his Minsk.

Luc, our trusty moto support guy on his Minsk.

The Ho Chi Minh Road is quite a piece of engineering

The Ho Chi Minh Road is quite a piece of engineering

Khatu kids at the base of Cinammon Peak

Khatu kids at the base of Cinammon Peak

Central Highlands traffic jam

Central Highlands traffic jam

Waiting with the locals for the train to pass, Hai Van

Waiting with the locals for the train to pass, Hai Van

Nice work with the camera, Sam. Ride with you again soon.

Nice work with the camera, Sam. Ride with you again soon.