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What About the Other Brother?

Posted by on Aug 15, 10:21 PM
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Although his pen has slumbered, his legs have been exuberantly wakeful; and it’s been an exciting three months since last we met…

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High and Dry in Qinghai

Posted by on Aug 12, 07:59 PM
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Qinghai

Through the toll gate I pedaled, barely breathing, and stopped behind a parked commercial truck to eye the checkpoint, which was now so close I was afraid of being heard.

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The Land of Dunes: Dunhuang

Posted by on Aug 8, 03:49 AM
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Dunhuang

…I stay inside with them, not able to comprehend that my tent and sleeping bag were more than adequately warm and comfortable. For fear of being mistaken as ungrateful, I conceded each time, but honestly would have slept better outside.

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China's Wild, Wooly West

Posted by on Jul 27, 11:30 PM
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Uygurs

…one will pass through villages and towns of mud houses and pass through lands where nomads spend their days in sheep-skin yurts.

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Through Laos and China: Biking, Busing and Railing

Posted by on Jul 15, 05:39 PM
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Laos

Laos, among my cycling friends, has a great reputation, and therefore rather than cross the 230 kilometers of country by bus to get back to Xinjiang as soon as possible, I opted to pass through on my bike. It is said that the experience of visiting Laos is probably similar that of visiting Thailand as it was 50 years ago.

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Of Reunions and the Last Leg

Posted by on Jul 7, 02:58 AM
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Thailand continued...

Jeff and I both competed in a local mountain bike race one rainy day. It was only 15 kilometers from town so we biked down in the morning to warm up, and on the way we were caught in a torrential downpour. The grounds of the Buddhist temple in the small village where the registration area was set up were completely flooded…

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Happy 4th! + Update

Posted by on Jul 5, 07:47 AM
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As the map on the sidebar shows, at least one of the brothers (Andrew) is currently coasting in an easterly way through Western China. Whether or not he’s managed to crack the ‘Great Firewall of China’ and update the map recently is another question…

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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
  • Times Yogurt Spilled in Bar Bag: 4
  • Times Stolen from: 8
  • Flat Tires: 105

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