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The New China

Posted by on May 9, 09:29 PM
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Shanghai Skyline

I pedaled into this small city well after dark, fatigued and wondering how this was going to pan out and not looking forward to another hotel search. Then, out of the darkness I heard a shout and saw several small lights scurrying to intercept me

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Back in the Saddle!

Posted by on Mar 30, 06:19 AM
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Rural China

There has been a rather long lapse of time since my last update partly because my former camera ceased to work and partly because I doubted whether the happenings of the past four months would be of great interest to our dear readers. Therefore, I will breeze over them as a transition back into the cycling adventure that has just been resumed.

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Of Rice Terraces

Posted by on Oct 31, 05:01 AM
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Wind and Rain Bridge

In the darkening days of my motherland it would, from all appearances, seem that clamor of revolution is in the air…

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Bicycling China’s Poorest Province

Posted by on Oct 18, 06:46 AM
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Click for more!

I felt as though I was spending more time in well-lit tunnels (still rather frightening), some of them over 4 kilometers long, than I was in the open air.

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Descent from the Plateau and a Whirlwind Side-Trip

Posted by on Sep 22, 03:07 AM
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Tibetan Houses

This had been a record fifteen days of traveling without a proper shower, a fast that I would have readily and gladly broken had the opportunity for a cleansing presented itself.

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Sichuan: the Peoples of the High Country

Posted by on Sep 8, 06:44 PM
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Tibetan Characters

We had the traditional tsampa for breakfast, a mixture of hot water, yak butter and barley flour that is, well, predictably bland and not popular with non-Tibetans, but a healthy way to start the day all the same.

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Tibet: Hitting Bottom, Reaching for Blue

Posted by on Sep 1, 06:41 AM
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Tibet

Toward late afternoon I had climbed to an altitude of over 4,000 meters (13,000 feet) above sea level and arrived at the first real Tibetan village, complete with a small temple and a few crimson-clad monks. A young policeman in a van caught up with me and I knew it was all over—I would be sent back.

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Ride Statistics

Last Updated: Jun 26, 11:50 AM

  • Odometer: 46,033 km / 28,604 miles
  • Countries Visited: 30
  • Calories Burnt: 2,301,650
  • Near-Death Experiences: 6
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  • Times Stolen from: 8
  • Flat Tires: 105

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