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Quick Day

The multi-colored patriotic line is my route.


From Qinhuangdao to Luanxian, Hebei, China.
I left at 8:30 am and arrived at 3 pm.

Today's Total Distance: 94 km
Trip Total Distance: 783 km

I spent a day in Qinhuangdao and visited The Dragon Head section of The Great Wall. I have to say that I enjoyed the intensely more touristy section at Badaling, Bejing. Anyways, the rest of the day, I washed most of my clothes, and gave my bike a bath. I also changed the tube in the front wheel because I was becoming too worried that it was going to go flat at any minute from the quick job the Chinese guy did a few days ago. After changing the tube and pumping up both tires, I’ve concluded there’s something wrong with my bike pump, and I need to buy a new one. I can only get my tires up to 25 psi.



Me trying to look cool.


Great picture squatting

Today’s weather was less than desirable, like always, and of course the day wouldn’t be complete without some rain, but I met my distance goal so I’m happy about that. In fact, today’s ride was incredibly easy and I even thought about continuing to the next city, but when I saw that 50 km sign, I decided enough is enough. I feel good, and my endurance is much better than a week ago. I was flying down the road the whole day.

I’m planning a big day tomorrow and tomorrow is looking good. I’m going to rip it up and should finish the day and week 2 with a new personal best!


Much of the highway was under construction. This part lasted almost 10 km.

Posted by Springroll2011 06:13

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Your strength and endurance are building up fast.
The Wall looks cool dropping into the sea.
And you do look "cool".

by Mom and Dad

Hi cyclist supreme: Can't tell you how much Mort & I have been enjoying your blog! You write great, and feel like we're there with you.
Sounds like not to dull a trip, afterall.
Look forward to seeing you and Summer soon.
Love you, Grandma (and Mort)

by grandma

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